Solved

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

Posted on 2011-09-30
1
874 Views
Last Modified: 2013-03-14
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
Comment
Question by:somewhereinafrica
[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
1 Comment
 
LVL 12

Accepted Solution

by:
Chris earned 500 total points
ID: 36899320
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

Featured Post

Are your AD admin tools letting you down?

Managing Active Directory can get complicated.  Often, the native tools for managing AD are just not up to the task.  The largest Active Directory installations in the world have relied on one tool to manage their day-to-day administration tasks: Hyena. Start your trial today.

Question has a verified solution.

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

I had a question today where the user wanted to know how to delete an SSL Certificate, so I thought that I would quickly add this How to! Article for your reference. WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO DELETE A CERTIFICATE? 1. If an incorrect certificate was …
OfficeMate Freezes on login or does not load after login credentials are input.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to join and promote the first Windows Server 2012 domain controller into an Active Directory environment running on Windows Server 2008. Determine the location of the FSMO roles by lo…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles to another domain controller. Log onto the new domain controller with a user account t…
Suggested Courses

617 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