Windows 10: Recycle Bin is all over the Pictures and Videos folders

  1.    06 Sep 2017 #1

    Recycle Bin is all over the Pictures and Videos folders


    The Recycle bin is meant to be in the root of the local hard drives, yet when I opened the properties for it, why does it look like this:
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    3-Win-7Prox64 2-Win10Prox64
       10 Sep 2017 #2

    Hi,
    All I show is local disk C :/
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       10 Sep 2017 #3

    The recycle bin (sys name $Recycle) is a system file located in the partition you are booted from. It has "pointer entries" for every partition that is visible to NTFS. Not uncommon to see multiple entries, especially if you have a lot of externals or partitions. It's all normal.

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  4.    11 Sep 2017 #4

    HoneycombWX said: View Post
    The Recycle bin is meant to be in the root of the local hard drives, yet when I opened the properties for it, why does it look like this:
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    What did you expect i relation to root ? If you enable hidden files and folders you can find "$Recycle.Bin" in each drive/partition root folder.
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    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       11 Sep 2017 #5

    CountMike & f14tomcat,

    As well as the C:\ D:\ and other drives you'd expect the OP's screenshot shows Camera Roll and Captures as having their own Recycle bins. Mine don't, do yours?
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  6.    11 Sep 2017 #6

    Bree said: View Post
    CountMike & f14tomcat,

    As well as the C:\ D:\ and other drives you'd expect the OP's screenshot shows Camera Roll and Captures as having their own Recycle bins. Mine don't, do yours?
    Nope, those things I have on the phone only, not using them on desktop at all.
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       11 Sep 2017 #7

    Bree said: View Post
    CountMike & f14tomcat,

    As well as the C:\ D:\ and other drives you'd expect the OP's screenshot shows Camera Roll and Captures as having their own Recycle bins. Mine don't, do yours?
    Sorry for late....no, not mine. I do use Phone Companion, though (FWIW). Possibly something to do with the OneDrive option below? S.W.A.G. .....

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  8.    15 Sep 2017 #8

    It's normal, this Property show you all drives you have, and you can set up Recycle Bin size for each drive
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