Emptying the recycling bin via the network

Posted on 2005-05-15
Last Modified: 2010-03-18
Is there a way to empty the recycling bin remotely?  I need to access a machine in a remote location by way of a laptop, which is running a PCMCIA Wireless Broadband card.  But when I needed to delete some source code files remotely, I realized they were still in the recycling bin.  So I can log into the laptop and gain access to the shared drivers on the remote machine with Windows Explorer.  But files which I delete need to be removed from the recying bin, and I don't know how to do that.

Anybody have an idea?

Question by:ba272
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    Accepted Solution

    Hi ba272,

     trt remote desktoping into the machine, with raAdmin, or Windows Remote Desktop Connection. Its the only way, however if you delete files from a shared network drive they will not go into the recylce bin at all.

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    Assisted Solution

    Wait a minute - you're mapping a drive to a remote system and deleting these files?
    I didn't think they went into the remote system's recycle bin...?

    Otherwise, check the %systemroot%\Recycler folder (c:\recycler)

    Author Comment

    I think you are both right about it not going into the recycling bin.  I'll be going there tomorrow to see for sure, but I think you're right.

    cyberdevil67, thanks for your advice about Windows Remote Desktop Connection.  That's a bigger problem we have not yet solved.


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