Folder Redirection and the Recycle Bin RRS feed

  • Question


    We use Windows Vista and redirect my documents, favorites and the links of the user profiles in our environment. Now, we have the problem, that the recycle bin of these folders is also redirected. These use more and more space on our fileserver.


    I found the follow on a TechNet site:

    “When you redirect the My Documents, the Recycle Bin size for My Documents defaults to a percentage of the size of the server partition where the redirected My Documents resides. You can manually change this size in 1 percent increments. Because a Recycle Bin can grow large, encourage users to empty their Recycle Bins periodically.”


    We have about 650 clients in our network and I have to find a solution for all clients (like GPO, registry). I need a solution only for the redirected folders. There is no possibility to set this in a group-policy only for the redirectet folders. I searched in the web, but found also nothing to set the option “do not move files to the recycle bin” in the registry.


    Any ideas are welcome.


    Thursday, July 3, 2008 10:46 AM


  • Hi Stefan,


    There is no related GPO to control recycle bin registry. As a workaround, right click on recycle bin on file server and choose properties. In the pop up view, check "Do not move files to.....".



    Monday, July 7, 2008 7:22 AM