Recycle Bin in recovery partition filling

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  1. Posts : 75
    windows 7&10
       #1

    Recycle Bin in recovery partition filling


    The previous installation of Win 10 on one laptop failed. It wouldn't boot past first first Logo. After trying many options, decided to do a clean install. This was while using recovery USB stick.

    Installation went fine and boot problem is fixed.

    However, I started to get warnings that the Recovery partition was nearly full. It was about 450MB, so I increased that to 1.gGB. Then I noticed that anytime I deleted something, it ended up both in Recycle bin on Desktop as well as in Recycle bin in Recovery partition. This no doubt was reason for warnings about partition being full.

    If I deleted something on Desktop (I had put several software setup packages there), shouldn't they just show up in C: drive recycle bin?

    Any way I can tweak this to avoid Recovery partition from filling up?
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  2. Posts : 2,790
    Linux Mint 20.1 Win10Prox64
       #2

    This was while using recovery USB stick.
    What is this stick ? is it Windows Installation USB or is it Windows Recovery that you created ?
    However, I started to get warnings that the Recovery partition was nearly full. It was about 450MB, so I increased that to 1.gGB
    Recovery partition is a special partition and should not contain $RECYCLE.BIN. How did you increase this partition to 1GB ?

    Post a screen shot of Disk Management so we can see what you currently have:
    Screenshot - Take in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Also, open Admin command and type:
    diskpart
    list disk
    select disk # =====>where # is the disk id of your Windows
    list partition
    exit

    Post the result.
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  3. Posts : 983
    Windows 7/64 Professional
       #3

    I like 2 + 2 to = 4 and post #1 doesn't.

    This tutorial by Brink should help you complete Top Gun request.

    Disk Management - How to Post a Screenshot of General Tips Tutorials


    Jack
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  4. Posts : 75
    windows 7&10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    topgundcp;1258163 asked: What is this stick ? is it Windows Installation USB or is it Windows Recovery that you created ?

    Its is a Windows recovery USB as described here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-ca/...ecovery-drives One option on that drive when nothing else works, is to reinstall Windows from within
    the recovery app. Which is what I did.

    Recovery partition is a special partition and should not contain $RECYCLE.BIN. How did you increase this partition to 1GB ?
    The Recycle bin in the recovery partition was, I presume, created by the windows install or recovery disk creation. I didn't put it there!

    I first created some unallocated space using Windows disk management to shrink C:. But Had to use AOMEI to extend the recovery partition (Win doesn't have that option)

    Post a screen shot of Disk Management so we can see what you currently have:

    I would do that and the other Admin CMDs, but currently using Win7 laptop because during restart, Win 10 seems to have gone into and endless loop! Don't turn your computer off etc Now about 2 hours!
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  5. Posts : 75
    windows 7&10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Layback Bear said:
    I like 2 + 2 to = 4 and post #1 doesn't.
    This tutorial by Brink should help you complete Top Gun request.
    Disk Management - How to Post a Screenshot of General Tips Tutorials

    Jack
    I have been around Windows ever since a version first came out for Apple ][ computers. But Win 10 is relatively new to me. I do know how to take screenshots and use the snipping tool. What I need, is an explanation from someone who understands Win 10 as to why all deleted items end up in the Recovery partition Recycle bin. Does anyone have a clue??
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  6. Posts : 983
    Windows 7/64 Professional
       #6

    Well completing that tutorial would give us a look to see if we can see the problem.
    It was just a suggestion not a demand.

    Have a nice day.

    Jack
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  7. Posts : 12,460
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #7

    If I see the Recycle Bin on other partitions or drives than the C:, System or Boot drive I turn it off on those. RIght-click it and choose Properties, should show the partitions available and where to turn it off for some of those.
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  8. Posts : 75
    windows 7&10
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Just as a test, I deleted the $RECYCLE.bin /recycle bin folders that were on the Recovery partition along with all the files. Then checked the recycle bin on the Desktop. Everything had been emptied there too. I then created a desktop short cut called TEST and deleted it. It was in the Desktop Recycle bin. 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.

    You wanted some pics:
    Recycle Bin in recovery partition filling-disk-management-snip-win10.pngRecycle Bin in recovery partition filling-win10-recovery-partition.pngRecycle Bin in recovery partition filling-recovery-partition-recycle-bin-contents.png
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  9. Posts : 75
    windows 7&10
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Berton said:
    If I see the Recycle Bin on other partitions or drives than the C:, System or Boot drive I turn it off on those. RIght-click it and choose Properties, should show the partitions available and where to turn it off for some of those.
    I have looked at those and both locations are listed. But I don't recall a way to turn one off? Just adjust the size. Just looked at Win 7 and I don't see a way to "turn off" a recycle bin??
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  10. Posts : 12,460
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #10

    Used wrong word, should have been Disable.
    How to Disable the Recycle Bin in Windows - TekRevue
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