Rename \$Recycle.Bin to RECYCLER

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by George Valkov, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. I don't like having both "$Recycle.Bin" and "RECYCLER" just taking place in
    Windows Explorer.

    How do I tell Vista and XP to use another name for that system folder?
    It would be better if I can move it to
    \System Volume Information\RECYCLER
     
    George Valkov, Oct 27, 2007
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  2. George Valkov

    Gordon Guest


    Why would you even want to do this? And BTW I think you'll find that you
    can't access the System Volume Information folder at all...
     
    Gordon, Oct 27, 2007
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  3. George Valkov

    rtk Guest

    Are you Dual booting between XP and Vista? Or is this drive been upgraded
    from XP?

    Recycler is the pre-vista name for $recycle.bin. If you're not running XP
    (or 2k) you can delete the recycler folder.

    You can't move it off the root of the drive.
     
    rtk, Oct 27, 2007
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  4. George Valkov

    jon Guest

    There is a way to change the name of the Recycle Bin in older versions of
    Windows but I can't remember to save my life.
    In Vista however you can just right click and change it just like any other
    folder.
     
    jon, Oct 27, 2007
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  5. | | >I don't like having both "$Recycle.Bin" and "RECYCLER" just taking place
    in
    | > Windows Explorer.
    | >
    | > How do I tell Vista and XP to use another name for that system folder?
    | > It would be better if I can move it to
    | > \System Volume Information\RECYCLER
    | >
    | >
    |
    |
    | Why would you even want to do this? And BTW I think you'll find that you
    | can't access the System Volume Information folder at all...
    |

    Hello Gordon! Thanks for stopping by. Here is a reason:

    dir /a /b s:\
    $Recycle.Bin
    ATI MMC
    RECYCLER
    System Volume Information
    pagefile.sys



    How does it feel with so much system items? There are 5. This is a large
    volume, that I have assigned as a primary workspace for my work. How would
    You feel If someone puts a lot of garbage in your workspace? And You have to
    delete it every now and then!


    George Valkov
     
    George Valkov, Oct 27, 2007
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  6. It is a doal-boot configuration. Each has it's own partition. Each
    re-creates it's own Recicle bin folder after I delete it.


    :
    | Are you Dual booting between XP and Vista? Or is this drive been upgraded
    | from XP?
    |
    | Recycler is the pre-vista name for $recycle.bin. If you're not running XP
    | (or 2k) you can delete the recycler folder.
    |
    | You can't move it off the root of the drive.
    |
    | | > I don't like having both "$Recycle.Bin" and "RECYCLER" just taking place
    | > in
    | > Windows Explorer.
    | >
    | > How do I tell Vista and XP to use another name for that system folder?
    | > It would be better if I can move it to
    | > \System Volume Information\RECYCLER
    | >
    | >
     
    George Valkov, Oct 27, 2007
    #6
  7. | | >I don't like having both "$Recycle.Bin" and "RECYCLER" just taking place
    in
    | > Windows Explorer.
    | >
    | > How do I tell Vista and XP to use another name for that system folder?
    | > It would be better if I can move it to
    | > \System Volume Information\RECYCLER
    | >
    | >
    |
    |
    | Why would you even want to do this? And BTW I think you'll find that you
    | can't access the System Volume Information folder at all...
    |
    |

    Oh and about "System Volume Information"... I've granted my self "Full
    control", so I can do whatever I want with it.
     
    George Valkov, Oct 27, 2007
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  8. That way you only change the icon on the desktop, and not the physical
    folder on the <root> of each hard-disk.


    :
    | There is a way to change the name of the Recycle Bin in older versions of
    | Windows but I can't remember to save my life.
    | In Vista however you can just right click and change it just like any
    other
    | folder.
    |
    |
    | "George Valkov" wrote:
    |
    | > I don't like having both "$Recycle.Bin" and "RECYCLER" just taking place
    in
    | > Windows Explorer.
    | >
    | > How do I tell Vista and XP to use another name for that system folder?
    | > It would be better if I can move it to
    | > \System Volume Information\RECYCLER
    | >
    | >
    | >
     
    George Valkov, Oct 27, 2007
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  9. George Valkov

    Gordon Guest

    And that's a LARGE number?

    It's not garbage - they are NORMAL System folders and files! Why not create
    a separate partition for your DATA and leave the system partition for system
    files and folders if you are so worried about them....
     
    Gordon, Oct 27, 2007
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  10. George Valkov

    Gordon Guest

    And that's a LARGE number?

    It's not garbage - they are NORMAL System folders and files! Why not create
    a separate partition for your DATA and leave the system partition for system
    files and folders if you are so worried about them....
     
    Gordon, Oct 27, 2007
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  11. George Valkov

    Gerry Guest

    Gerry, Oct 27, 2007
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  12. George Valkov

    Gordon Guest


    Not really - I already have all those steps enabled. On double-clicking the
    folder I get "Access denied" and yes, I'm logged in as an administrator...
     
    Gordon, Oct 27, 2007
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  13. :
    | | >
    | > |
    | >
    | > Hello Gordon! Thanks for stopping by. Here is a reason:
    | >
    | > dir /a /b s:\
    | > $Recycle.Bin
    | > ATI MMC
    | > RECYCLER
    | > System Volume Information
    | > pagefile.sys
    | >
    | >
    | >
    | > How does it feel with so much system items? There are 5.
    |
    | And that's a LARGE number?

    Yes, it is a large number for unwanted items in workspace.
    Especially "$Recycle.Bin" is the first item that appears on the list.


    | > This is a large
    | > volume, that I have assigned as a primary workspace for my work. How
    would
    | > You feel If someone puts a lot of garbage in your workspace? And You
    have
    | > to
    | > delete it every now and then!
    |
    | It's not garbage - they are NORMAL System folders and files! Why not
    create
    | a separate partition for your DATA and leave the system partition for
    system
    | files and folders if you are so worried about them....

    Actually this is the separate partition that You were talking about.
    Windows is installed on another physical hard-disk.
     
    George Valkov, Oct 27, 2007
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  14. George Valkov

    Gerry Guest

    George

    You need to make clear when you post whether you are referring to
    Windows XP or Vista. The way each works is not the same.

    You seem to be wanting to do strange things. It would be helpful to know
    why?

    With dual booting you need to be very careful because if one system can
    see the other the system running can damage the other system. You can
    share a pagefile and data files in their own partitions but each system
    partition must remain hidden from the other.

    --



    Hope this helps.

    Gerry
    ~~~~
    FCA
    Stourport, England
    Enquire, plan and execute
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
     
    Gerry, Oct 27, 2007
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  15. George Valkov

    jon Guest

    Recycle Bin and Recyler are system folders. You can change the icon for
    desktop esthetics but without decompiling Windows and rewriting it the folder
    name must remain as it is.
     
    jon, Oct 27, 2007
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  16. George Valkov

    Gerry Guest

    Gordon

    It is a troublesome process to gain access to the System Volume
    Information folder. What version of Windows XP are you using?

    Gaining access does not actually gain you much as tinkering with the
    contents of the System Information folder is unwise. The System Restore
    function is a difficult one to manage effectively without inviting
    another complication.

    --



    Hope this helps.

    Gerry
    ~~~~
    FCA
    Stourport, England
    Enquire, plan and execute
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
     
    Gerry, Oct 27, 2007
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  17. George Valkov

    jon Guest

    At first I thought he only wanted both icons from each operating system to
    have the same name, but after reading some of the other threads it sounds
    more like he wants "recycler" and "recycle bin" to work as a single folder.
    Sounds dangerous if at all possible.
     
    jon, Oct 27, 2007
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  18. George Valkov

    Gordon Guest

    Pro SP2 - and I don't want to access the folder! I don't need to.... :)
     
    Gordon, Oct 27, 2007
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  19. Hello Gerry!

    | George
    |
    | You need to make clear when you post whether you are referring to
    | Windows XP or Vista. The way each works is not the same.

    Well If someone tells me how it's done in Vista, that I will know how to do
    it in Vista.
    If someone tells me how it's done in XP, that I will know how to do it in
    XP.
    And then I will do it, wherever I need to. It's simple as that: 'Any
    solution for any of the above operating systems would be usefull to me'.



    | You seem to be wanting to do strange things. It would be helpful to know
    | why?

    My workspace folder is S:\. That's 2 clicks away: My Computer, S:\
    The less items to distract me in that folder, the better.
    Anything that can be moved to another folder is a solution to clean my
    workspace.

    Any solution to clean my workspace is Greatly Appretiated! Here is the plan:
    1. Items that will remain:
    System Volume Information

    2. Items that I found a solution to move to sub-folder:
    pagefile.sys

    3. Items that I would like to move to sub-folder or merge together:
    $RECYCLE.BIN
    RECYCLER



    | With dual booting you need to be very careful because if one system can
    | see the other the system running can damage the other system. You can
    | share a pagefile and data files in their own partitions but each system
    | partition must remain hidden from the other.

    You mean that actions taken by the user can damage data or security
    configuration of another OS in a doal-boot configuration. -- That's true.

    Also actions taken by a bad program can cause this. -- True!

    Two operating systems sharing the same computer means two operating systems
    sharring the same computer. It does not mean that one will break the other.
    You should not be so scared! I have 4 operating systems and no conflicts!
    It's safe.



    | Hope this helps.
    |
    | Gerry
    | ~~~~
    | FCA
    | Stourport, England
    | Enquire, plan and execute
    | ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    |
    | George Valkov wrote:
    | > That way you only change the icon on the desktop, and not the physical
    | > folder on the <root> of each hard-disk.
    | >
    | >
    | > "jon" wrote:
    | >> There is a way to change the name of the Recycle Bin in older
    | >> versions of Windows but I can't remember to save my life.
    | >> In Vista however you can just right click and change it just like
    | >> any other folder.
    | >>
    | >>
    | >> "George Valkov" wrote:
    | >>
    | >>> I don't like having both "$Recycle.Bin" and "RECYCLER" just taking
    | >>> place in Windows Explorer.
    | >>>
    | >>> How do I tell Vista and XP to use another name for that system
    | >>> folder? It would be better if I can move it to
    | >>> \System Volume Information\RECYCLER
    |
    |
     
    George Valkov, Oct 27, 2007
    #19
  20. Hi Jon!

    | At first I thought he only wanted both icons from each operating system to
    | have the same name, but after reading some of the other threads it sounds
    | more like he wants "recycler" and "recycle bin" to work as a single
    folder.

    Yes I do want the two folders to share a single name, so that I don't see
    two folders, but just one.

    Alternatively:
    My workspace folder is S:\. That's 2 clicks away: My Computer, S:\
    The less items to distract me in that folder, the better.
    Anything that can be moved to another folder is a solution to clean my
    workspace.

    Any solution to clean my workspace is Greatly Appretiated! Here is the plan:
    1. Items that will remain:
    System Volume Information

    2. Items that I found a solution to move to sub-folder:
    pagefile.sys

    3. Items that I would like to move to sub-folder or merge together:
    $RECYCLE.BIN
    RECYCLER




    | Sounds dangerous if at all possible.

    No this is not dangerous. After all this is where the deleted item go
    waiting for confirmation. Data losses in this folders are considered safe.


    |
    | "Gerry" wrote:
    |
    | > George
    | >
    | > You need to make clear when you post whether you are referring to
    | > Windows XP or Vista. The way each works is not the same.
    | >
    | > You seem to be wanting to do strange things. It would be helpful to know
    | > why?
    | >
    | > With dual booting you need to be very careful because if one system can
    | > see the other the system running can damage the other system. You can
    | > share a pagefile and data files in their own partitions but each system
    | > partition must remain hidden from the other.
    | >
    | > --
    | >
    | >
    | >
    | > Hope this helps.
    | >
    | > Gerry
    | > ~~~~
    | > FCA
    | > Stourport, England
    | > Enquire, plan and execute
    | > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    | >
    | > George Valkov wrote:
    | > > That way you only change the icon on the desktop, and not the physical
    | > > folder on the <root> of each hard-disk.
    | > >
    | > >
    | > > "jon" wrote:
    | > >> There is a way to change the name of the Recycle Bin in older
    | > >> versions of Windows but I can't remember to save my life.
    | > >> In Vista however you can just right click and change it just like
    | > >> any other folder.
    | > >>
    | > >>
    | > >> "George Valkov" wrote:
    | > >>
    | > >>> I don't like having both "$Recycle.Bin" and "RECYCLER" just taking
    | > >>> place in Windows Explorer.
    | > >>>
    | > >>> How do I tell Vista and XP to use another name for that system
    | > >>> folder? It would be better if I can move it to
    | > >>> \System Volume Information\RECYCLER
    | >
    | >
    | >
     
    George Valkov, Oct 27, 2007
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