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UM, why can't you just enable the Recycle Bin on network drives? IT WORKS with a simple trick!

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    wastingtime​withforums

    Oh great:

    http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/16974-Tip-Network-Recycle-bin

    I am glad I've found this, but why can't I just activate this function in a dialog box? The functionality is implemented already!

    I hope MS won't deactivate it in the future though.

    Please don't kill the functionality! Make it official instead.

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    W3bbo

    Interesting use of Folder Redirection, but I'm on XPx64, so it doesn't work for me.

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    kettch

    I think instead of this functionality, they just need to do a better job of surfacing shadow copy to the users. Also, they need to make sure that shadow copy can have an explicitely reserved amount of space so that it's more reliable. A true versioning system would be very cool as well.

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    magicalclick

    @wastingtimewithforums:

    maybe because a network drive's file system is not always FAT32 or NTFS? Maybe some file system doesn't support recycle bin, so, instead of confusing user, they just use the lowest common denominator.

     

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    DCMonkey

    ,magicalclick wrote

    @wastingtimewithforums:

    maybe because a network drive's file system is not always FAT32 or NTFS? Maybe some file system doesn't support recycle bin, so, instead of confusing user, they just use the lowest common denominator.

     

    They probably didn't want a bunch of users' Recycle Bins filling up the server's hard drive(s) by default.

    But I agree, it's probably something they should allow you to officially enable, perhaps on a share by share basis. 

    And if I might channel Raymond Chen a bit here, another likely reason they don't allow it by default is that the shell would have to pull deleted file lists from all a user's network shares to build a complete picture of the Recycle Bin's contents, which would be a big performance issue.

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    JoshRoss

    @W3bbo: What awful thing happened to you, as a child, that when you grew up you decided that Windows XP 64bit was the operating system of choice? I don't get it, in the same way that I don't get people who put plates in their earlobes. Maybe it's just transcendentalism.

    -Josh

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    fabian

    I could see a valid reason why you put plates in the earlobes ... some girls like that and you might get lucky Wink

    But i fail to find any valid reason why someone in the year 2011 are running XP64. I don't get it either ...

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    ScanIAm

    ,fabian wrote

    I could see a valid reason why you put plates in the earlobes ... some girls like that and you might get luckyWink

    No they don't and no you won't.

    And,  10 years from now, you and your floppy earlobe-holes will lament your limited hiring options.

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    fabian

    @ScanIAm: ha ha ... guess you are right and that just makes me really really happy that i have the original unmodified version of my earlobes ... Wink

     

     

     

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