Windows 10: Recycle Bin in recovery partition filling

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  1.    07 Jan 2018 #11

    Hey agent99,
    I don't think the Recovery Drive is suppose to have a Drive Letter. When you used AOMEI to resize it gave it one and along with that the $Recycle.bin. I think, you need to clean up / delete all the un-needed stuff in the Recovery Drive and remove the Driver Letter, then reboot.
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  2.    07 Jan 2018 #12

    Berton said: View Post
    Used wrong word, should have been Disable.
    How to Disable the Recycle Bin in Windows - TekRevue
    OK, I did know I could do that. What puzzles me, is why the same deleted files end up in the recovery partition and the "main" Recycle bin. Maybe for some reason, Win 10 thinks that the REC Recycle Bin is the main one and all we see is a copy of it on the Desktop . But there are two listed - One for C: and one for D:
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  3. Bree's Avatar
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       07 Jan 2018 #13

    agent99 said: View Post
    But new Recycle.bin/Recycle folders had been created in the Recovery partition and the deleted shortcut was there too. So somehow the two are linked.
    The 'Recycle Bin' is a virtual folder - the 'real' recycle bins (pural) are the hidden $RECYCLE.BIN folders on the root of each drive. When you delete a file it is move to this hidden folder on the same drive. The 'Recycle Bin' is a composite view of the contents of all these $RECYCLE.BIN folders, it does not mean that a copy of the deleted file has magically appeared on every one of your drives.

    You wanted some pics:
    Two things appear to be wrong with your Recovery Drive, the first is that it has a drive letter (it shouldn't) and the second is that it is marked as a 'Primary Partition' (it should show as a 'Recovery Partition'). Neither of these faults will stop it working as a recovery partition, but they are the reason a recycle bin has appeared on the recovery drive.

    Correctly configured, you should not have any access to the recovery drive from within windows. Even Disk Management can only show that it exists, but cannot make changes to it. No doubt it got changed to a normal partition when you tried to enlarge it. What did you use? MiniTool?

    This is how it should look:

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  4.    07 Jan 2018 #14

    Eagle51 said: View Post
    Hey agent99,
    I don't think the Recovery Drive is suppose to have a Drive Letter. When you used AOMEI to resize it gave it one and along with that the $Recycle.bin. I think, you need to clean up / delete all the un-needed stuff in the Recovery Drive and remove the Driver Letter, then reboot.
    I think you may have something there! Will see what happens.
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       07 Jan 2018 #15

    Your Windows 10 was upgraded from Windows 7. That's why the System Reserved partition is 100 MB, not enough space to store the Recovery Environment (WinRE.wim) so during upgrade, Windows 10 created an extra Recovery partition. However, you did modify this partition as a regular partition and increased the size to 1.41 GB. Each regular partition that you create will have a $RECYCLE.BIN.
    Here's how to change the partition to be a Recovery partition:
    Open Admin command and type:
    diskpart
    select disk 0
    select partition 3
    set id=27
    exit

    This will make partition 3 (D: Drive) to be a true Recovery partition. The final result will not have a drive letter.
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  6. Bree's Avatar
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       07 Jan 2018 #16

    topgundcp said: View Post
    ...Here's how to change the partition to be a Recovery partition:
    Open Admin command and type:
    diskpart
    select disk 0
    select partition 3
    set id=27
    exit

    This will make partition 3 (D: Drive) to be a Recovery partition. The final result will not have a drive letter.
    Beat me to it, that's what I was just about to say :)

    Best to remove the D: drive letter first. On a MBR drive the recovery partition is ID 27h. It is actually a normal ntfs format, only the ID marks it out as being different. A normal ntfs partition is ID 07h.

    a UEFI drive doesn't use partition IDs, it uses Partition type GUIDs instead, so no one should try these diskpart command on them!
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  7.    07 Jan 2018 #17

    I could try that.

    But what concerns me, is that files were being saved in that partition's REcycle Bin BEFORE I changed the partition size. I changed it BECAUSE of the Notification warning me partition was getting full.

    So did Windows Recovery give it a drive letter?

    Anyway, I created a System Restore Point and went ahead. Removed drive letter first. Then used the cmds. I would like to report the results, but on restart we have yet another never ending "Getting Windows Ready" loop No idea what it is doing. Another update?
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  8. Bree's Avatar
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       07 Jan 2018 #18

    agent99 said: View Post
    I could try that.

    But what concerns me, is that files were being saved in that partition's REcycle Bin BEFORE I changed the partition size. I changed it BECAUSE of the Notification warning me partition was getting full.

    So did Windows Revovery give it a drive letter?
    It must have got switched to a normal partition by something you did earlier.

    As I explained earlier nothing is actually being saved to the $RECYCLE.BIN folder on your recovery drive, it's a illusion caused by Recycle Bin showing you everything that was deleted on every drive. A deleted file only physically exists in the hidden $RECYCLE.BIN folder on the drive where it was deleted from.
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    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       07 Jan 2018 #19

    If you have mini tool partition already installed please post an image into the thread. Expand the rows so the contents can be seen.
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  10.    07 Jan 2018 #20

    zbook said: View Post
    If you have mini tool partition already installed please post an image into the thread. Expand the rows so the contents can be seen.
    I don't have it installed. Just AOMEI -as posted earlier. What more would it show?
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