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Deleting files from an external Hardrive

Discussion in 'Backup and Recovery' started by John Stenger, Jul 27, 2018.

  1. John Stenger

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    Can someone tell me if you delete a file from an external hard drive, connected USB to another PC, does that file go into a Recycle Bin somewhere possibly on the files of the external Hard drive? or is it completely deleted?
     
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    It will depend on how you have the Recycle Bin configured.
    I have had some that do and some that do not.
     
  3. John Stenger

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    Would there be a places on the ext. Hard drive to look?
     
  4. plodr

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    The recycle bin on the external hard drive.
    External hard drives do have a recycle bin. You may not have seen it because it is hidden by default. To view the recycle bin on the hard drive, do the following:

    Open Control Panel
    Select Folder Options then click on the View tab
    Look for Show hidden files and folders
    Remove check/tick in front of ‘Hide protected operating system files’

    Now you should be able to see the Recycle bin and access its contents.
     
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  5. John Stenger

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    Thank You! Plodr!
     

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