Rename \$Recycle.Bin to RECYCLER

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

  1. George Valkov

    AJR Guest

    Following comments from your post not sensible:

    "...having both "$Recycle.Bin" and "RECYCLER" just taking place in Windows
    Explorer...." and "...It would be better if I can move it to System Volume
    Information\RECYCLER...." - location does not prevent being "shown" via
    Explorer.

    Next: "... How do I tell Vista and XP to use another name for that system
    folder?..." - quote "A rose by any other name is still a rose...".

    You must have an unusual setup in that you can "mess" with hidden system/OS
    files and have no difficulties!
     
    AJR, Oct 27, 2007
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  2. If You know how to configure windows to use another name or another patch
    for this folder, please let me know.


    :
    | Following comments from your post not sensible:
    |
    | "...having both "$Recycle.Bin" and "RECYCLER" just taking place in Windows
    | Explorer...." and "...It would be better if I can move it to System Volume
    | Information\RECYCLER...." - location does not prevent being "shown" via
    | Explorer.
    |
    | Next: "... How do I tell Vista and XP to use another name for that system
    | folder?..." - quote "A rose by any other name is still a rose...".
    |
    | You must have an unusual setup in that you can "mess" with hidden
    system/OS
    | files and have no difficulties!
    |
    |
    |
    | | > 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
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  3. :
    |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
    |

    I found an alternative:
    I created a script to delete all of the
    $RECICLE.BIN folders.
     
    George Valkov, Oct 28, 2007
    #23
  4. George Valkov

    Gerry Guest

    George

    What happens when you delete a file in Vista?

    --
    Regards.

    Gerry
    ~~~~
    FCA
    Stourport, England
    Enquire, plan and execute
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
     
    Gerry, Oct 28, 2007
    #24
  5. George Valkov

    Dave Guest

    <shakes head>
     
    Dave, Oct 28, 2007
    #25
  6. George Valkov

    Doug W. Guest

    You know George, that you are in for one helluva surprise after
    the tinkering is over. What is being attempted is just plain
    STUPID. I am sure that cries for help will be issued in a short
    time after your changes are made.
    -
    Doug W.
    -
     
    Doug W., Oct 28, 2007
    #26
  7. | You know George, that you are in for one helluva surprise after
    | the tinkering is over. What is being attempted is just plain
    | STUPID.| time after your changes are made.

    Don't count on that! :pP
    I won't cry for help.

    Cheers!

    | -
    | Doug W.
    | -
    |
    | | > "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
    | > |
    | >
    | > I found an alternative:
    | > I created a script to delete all of the
    | > $RECICLE.BIN folders.
    | >
    | >
    |
     
    George Valkov, Oct 28, 2007
    #27
  8. :
    | George
    |
    | What happens when you delete a file in Vista?

    Hi Gerry!

    In Vista-like system, all
    \$RECICLE.BIN
    folders are automatically recreated on any of these events:
    A. explorer.exe is started
    B. an item is deleted.

    It's useless to call the clean-up script in Vista-like system. When not in a
    Vista-like system, calling it once is enough.


    George Valkov





    | --
    | Regards.
    |
    | Gerry
    | ~~~~
    | FCA
    | Stourport, England
    | Enquire, plan and execute
    | ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    |
    | George Valkov wrote:
    | > "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
    | >>
    | >
    | > I found an alternative:
    | > I created a script to delete all of the
    | > $RECICLE.BIN folders.
    |
    |
     
    George Valkov, Oct 28, 2007
    #28
  9. :
    | <shakes head>

    Shake it real good! ;-) And step to the next excercise!

    |
    |
    |
    | | > "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
    | > |
    | >
    | > I found an alternative:
    | > I created a script to delete all of the
    | > $RECICLE.BIN folders.
    | >
    | >
     
    George Valkov, Oct 28, 2007
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  10. George Valkov

    naxa

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    make them files

    Hello old thread and George,

    I use a script to delete them and, to protect myself agains them re-appearing, then recreate them as files and deny the *system* all access to them. This way the annoying system can not recreate them. I do this all the time on all volumes and encountered zero problem for years, although I do this on XP.
    Only semi-automatic, when questioned "are you sure? (y/n)" you want to answer "y"es.

    cacls "System Volume Information" /P %USERNAME%:F
    rmdir /Q /S "System Volume Information"
    echo.>"System Volume Information"
    cacls "System Volume Information" /P System:N

    cacls Recycler /P %USERNAME%:F
    rmdir /Q /S Recycler
    echo.>Recycler
    cacls Recycler /P System:N

    cacls "$RECYCLE.BIN" /P %USERNAME%:F
    rmdir /Q /S "$RECYCLE.BIN"
    echo.>"$RECYCLE.BIN"
    cacls "$RECYCLE.BIN" /P System:N

    As for pagefile.sys , try this:
    run:
    control sysdm.cpl
    brings you up system properties
    advanced tab, performance, settings advanced tab, virtual memory, modify
    here you set up which drives to have and which ones not to have a pagefile.
    you can set up all but one to no pagefile. but make one single drive thus it has a pagefile, or else windows will complain or even take action for itself, if I recall correctly (not tested).

    the virtual memory, or pagefile, is an important part of the system when it runs out of RAM. Windows is designed to always use pagefile, afaik.

    as with others noted, you take all risk by doing this, all what I wrote is without any guarantee... albeit I doubt so, you may render your OS unbootable, etc....
     
    naxa, Sep 7, 2013
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