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

Posted on 2011-09-30
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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)
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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.
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