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Prevent deleting files permamently on SD card ?

  1. #1


    Posts : 6
    windows 8.1

    Prevent deleting files permamently on SD card ?


    My SD card doesn't have a recycle bin. It functions as a local drive (because I don't have enough HDD space in my tablet), therefore I need a solution so that I won't accidentally lose data forever.

    I tried iBin (v2.9a) but it has an error:
    Can't load icon. The current thread will exit.
    Specifically: D:\iBin.exe
    Line#
    062: Menu,TRAY,Icon,%A_ScriptDir%\iBin.exe,1
    (It currently doesn't have a solution, I know other people complain it too: The Portable Freeware Collection - iBin)

    Any solution will be helpful, such as a utility to make windows send all files to any temp folder instead of deleting them.
    I'll be glad if you can help.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    instead of mounting it as a local disk, with a drive letter.. Mount is as a folder on your C drive

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  3. #3


    Posts : 356
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    You might want to format your SD card as NTFS.
    Do a backup of data and perform a format.

    NOTE: Formatting your SD card without a back up will wipe out it's contents permanently
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    Posts : 6
    windows 8.1


    I did both things. Didn't help. Mounting still deletes permanently and after formatting to NTFS also.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 356
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by roteg View Post
    I did both things. Didn't help. Mounting still deletes permanently and after formatting to NTFS also.
    You also need to enable that option by right clicking on recycle bin.
    SD card needs to be inserted into PC while right clicking on recycle bin.
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    windows 8.1


    I did and this drive doesn't appear on the recycle bin properties..
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  7. #7


    Posts : 356
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    I'm afraid the SD card does not support that feature then, but at least it will show you "Confirmation dialog" telling you that you are about to delete a file.
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    Posts : 6
    windows 8.1


    I know.. still I'm worried because I'm used to ignore that message - because I only see it when emptying the recycle bin - and that I do when I'm aware of it being deleted permanently..
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  9. #9


    Posts : 6
    windows 8.1


    I can maybe make a script that when a delete event happens the selected files/folders will be sent to temp directory instead of the recycle bin. You know how can i handle a delete event via windows script?
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  10. #10


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    You may want go to the recycle bin properties and checkmark the box for Display delete confirmation dialog.
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