Recycle bin recycles files, even when set to not do so

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Zootal, Dec 9, 2007.

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    Zootal Guest

    I have my recycle bin set to "Do not move files to the Recycle Bin. Remove
    files immediately when deleted" on every drive. However, I noticed that each
    drive has a recycled (fat32) or recycler (ntfs) directory, and each of them
    has several GB of files in them. If I open the recycle bin, it is empty.
    What are these recycled and recycler directories, and what is the several GB
    of files in them?

    I can confirm that if I delete a 2MB file, the size of the recycler
    directory increases by 2MB. So, instead of asking if XP64 ignores recycle
    bin settings, instead I'm going to ask how do I get it to not recycle files,
    and instead delete them like I have it set?
    Zootal, Dec 9, 2007
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    Carlos Guest

    Carlos, Dec 9, 2007
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    Zootal Guest

    They didn't tell me anything I didn't already know, and they don't tell me
    why Windows recycles stuff when I have it set to not do so.
    Zootal, Dec 10, 2007
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