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Platinum Edition Using® Microsoft® Windows® XP by Brian Knittel, Robert Cowart

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Recycle Bin Management

The Recycle Bin is something that rarely gets any notice. While this is usually not a problem, if you have multiple volumes in use or are running tight on drive space, you may want to pay some attention to this often overlooked part of Windows.

There are a few extremely important things that need to be understood about the Recycle Bin. Getting a good grasp on these will prevent you from any surprises or problems when working with deleted files.

  • Files that are deleted off of network volumes, across the network, are gone forever. These files do not make use of the Recycle Bin.

  • Files that are deleted off of removable media such as floppy disks and ZIP drives are not recoverable via the Recycle Bin.

  • Files that are deleted off ...

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