My recyle bin properties aren't correct?

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  1. Posts : 44
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit Version: 17134.1040
       #1

    My recyle bin properties aren't correct?


    When I click properties it shows it in RECOVERY (D:) instead of WINDOWS (C:)
    I've tried changing it to the C: drive and it won't stay that way. Does this even matter? Is it how it's supposed to be?
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  2. Posts : 4,525
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
       #2

    Hi evie,

    Those are recycle bin location each drive will have there own recovery bin.
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  3. Posts : 44
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit Version: 17134.1040
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       #3

    FreeBooter said:
    Hi evie,

    Those are recycle bin location each drive will have there own recovery bin.
    Thank you so much for the quick reply. I'm not sure I know what you mean. Is it okay that the recycle bin is located in the recovery partition instead of the main C: drive? I can't find a recycle bin the the C: drive at all. I've googled how to find it, but it doesn't help, it will tell me how to recover a recycle bin that was accidentally deleted. I've never done that. This was the only time in all the time I've had this laptop that I clicked on the "properties". Maybe it's always been this way?
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  4. Posts : 4,525
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
       #4

    When you delete a file from C: drive it will be moved to recycle bin on C: drive so you don't have to worry about recovery partition having recycle bin.

    The recycle bin located at C:\$Recycle.Bin its hidden folder.
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  5. Posts : 44
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit Version: 17134.1040
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       #5

    So the recycle bin in the c drive is hidden, and it's normal for it to show as being on the recovery D drive. I toggled to show hidden files so that I could back up my firefox with all it's saved passwords and bookmarks. When I searched for C:\$Recycle.Bin I could find it, it was modified yesterday when I backed up firefox in case I need it for a new computer. I'm sorry if it seems I'm still confused, but you said that when I delete a file from the C: drive it will be moved to recycle bin on C: drive. I'm not deleting files ffrom the C: drive if the recycle bin is located on the recovery partition D: drive. It actually does make more sense, I need to just not worry about deleting things from the C: drive?
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  6. Posts : 1,503
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       #6

    It's not hidden at all. It's right there in your screen shot.
    One bin for C: and another for D:
    evie said:
    My recyle bin properties aren't correct?-untitled.jpg
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  7. Posts : 44
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit Version: 17134.1040
    Thread Starter
       #7

    So if my Windows (C:) was hidden, then I would only see RECOVERY (D:) ?
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  8. Posts : 4,525
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
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    evie said:
    So the recycle bin in the c drive is hidden, and it's normal for it to show as being on the recovery D drive. I toggled to show hidden files so that I could back up my firefox with all it's saved passwords and bookmarks. When I searched for C:\$Recycle.Bin I could find it, it was modified yesterday when I backed up firefox in case I need it for a new computer. I'm sorry if it seems I'm still confused, but you said that when I delete a file from the C: drive it will be moved to recycle bin on C: drive. I'm not deleting files ffrom the C: drive if the recycle bin is located on the recovery partition D: drive. It actually does make more sense, I need to just not worry about deleting things from the C: drive?
    You have to show hidden protected operating system files from Folder Options. If you emptied recycle bin for C: partition then only way to recover any deleted files is by using data recovery software.
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  9. Posts : 11,367
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706
       #9

    evie said:
    When I click properties it shows it in RECOVERY (D:) instead of WINDOWS (C:)
    I've tried changing it to the C: drive and it won't stay that way. Does this even matter? Is it how it's supposed to be?
    My recyle bin properties aren't correct?-untitled.jpg
    This all seems to be getting very confused. There is no fault to be fixed. Everything is normal.

    Your diagram shows one recycle bin setting for each fixed drive. So, yes, that is how it's supposed to be.

    it shows it in RECOVERY (D:)
    No. It does not.
    When you right-click on any recycle bin entry & select Properties, it shows you the dialog you posted to allow you to alter the recycle bin settings for every drive.

    Denis
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  10. Posts : 44
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit Version: 17134.1040
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       #10

    Thank you, that's all I needed to know is that it was normal. I've never clicked on the properties to the recycle before and I thought I messed something up. Plus being told in one post that files deleted from the C: drive it will be moved to recycle bin on C: drive, and then, if you emptied recycle bin for C: partition then only way to recover any deleted files is by using data recovery software. Was extremely confusing and frankly scary since I'm not some computer wiz. Fortunately I only delete pictures or music or other things that don't matter, I would have never thought I could recover them anyway, nor would I want to, that's why I delete them.
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