Solved

Recycler folder in a network drive

Posted on 2010-08-26
6
1,906 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Each user on our network has a hidden folder, recycler, in their network share.  I realise this is because of the My Documents redirection.  I just need to know how to clear it.  I can ask users to empty their desktop recycle bin, which will clear anything they have put in their on that current PC and profile.  But anything from an old profile or PC will still remain in there.  Is it safe for me to just delete these files straight out of their share, or is there another manual cleanup method?
0
Comment
Question by:clevelandfire
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
6 Comments
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:scriven_j
ID: 33530987
You can just delete it, but would need to do so from a DOS prompt.

0
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
Porka earned 500 total points
ID: 33531000
You can delete the recycler folders on mass if needbe, but you could look at controlling it via group policy to either delete straight away instead of sending to the recycle bin or control the size. Personally I allow the recycle bins just in case and just do a search for the hidden recycler folders on the our data server once every few month and delete them
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:scriven_j
ID: 33531018
If you have a problem due to files contained in it, there is a Knowledgebase article with further information:-

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/229041

Obviously substitute C:\ for the network drive letter.
0
Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:Shaun
ID: 33531174
The logic behind is, when you delete any file from a N/W share the file goes into the Recycler folder in the N/W share. If your Documents is redirected and you delete a file form it, it would go to your local Recycler folder.

I'm still wondering what exactly you are trying to achive, are you trying to delete the Recycler folder from N/W share?
0
 

Author Comment

by:clevelandfire
ID: 33532613
To save space, there's over 30GB of recyclers on our File server.
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:Porka
ID: 33537435
I use the redirected my docs as well and it does create the recycler folder in that users redirected my docs all the time and anything they delete ends up in there, hence why I said above I empty them for the same reason every few months at a server level.
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Most of the time we are in fix when all of sudden our systems behave weirdly.  Such problems cost time and effort... so it's best to take some preventive actions so that we can avoid such issues or overcome such problems more easily. Preventive M…
Are you unable to synchronize your OST (Offline Storage Table) file with Microsoft Exchange Server? Is your OST file exceeding 2 GB size limit? In Microsoft Outlook 2002 and earlier versions, there is a 2 GB size limit for the OST file. If the file …
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…

752 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question