Improve company productivity with a Business Account.Sign Up

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 919
  • Last Modified:

How do YOU deal with the recycle bin when you re-direct folders?

As I have about 150 people with redirected folders on one of my servers, the amount of space being wated by the recycle bin is becoming a problem.

How do you guys deal with the recycle bin conundrum when re-directing?

Is there any way of NOT redirecting the recycle bin?

(Server 2008, windows 7 clients, AD Domain)
0
somewhereinafrica
Asked:
somewhereinafrica
1 Solution
 
ChrisCommented:
Unfortunately, to the best of my knowledge there's no way to change the location of the recycle bin. For redirected folders, Windows will create a hidden "RECYCLER" folder within the redirected folder and there's not much you can do about that.

There are some GP Settings which could help you but they're limited:

User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Explorer
"Do not move deleted files to the Recycle Bin"
"Maximum allowed Recycle Bin size"

Another potential solution which I haven't tried would be to create a logoff script that deletes the RECYCLER folder. This would enable the user to restore files for their current session and give them a clean recycle bin on next logon. This may not be possible though as the RECYCLER folder may have a lock on it.
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

Simplify Active Directory Administration

Administration of Active Directory does not have to be hard.  Too often what should be a simple task is made more difficult than it needs to be.The solution?  Hyena from SystemTools Software.  With ease-of-use as well as powerful importing and bulk updating capabilities.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now