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Author Topic: Recycle Bin Configurator  (Read 6297 times)

ghacks

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Recycle Bin Configurator
« on: April 12, 2010, 10:39:51 AM »
I just read the article about the python command line tool Autotrash (written by Ronan on Ghacks, here is the homepage of the script.) which as the name implies automatically deletes the trash based on criteria like remaining disk space, deletion date and regular expressions.

I tried to find a Windows program that would offer a similar functionality but could not find one. What I'm looking for is a program that would automatically deleted the trash based on rules that the user can define.

A rule could be set to delete all files in the recycle bin that have been there for more than a week, or delete all files if the disk space gets to low or delete files that are not of the type doc or text.

It would be great if the program could be scheduled in the Windows Task Manager so that it could be run on a regular basis.

Maybe such a program exists, if it does I would love to hear about it.


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Re: Recycle Bin Configurator
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2010, 11:40:20 AM »
My memory is lousy lately but I could swear I saw something like that for Windows on one of the big download sites.  Maybe Softpedia or another. Thing is I do so many searches it all get muddled up.  But I know out there somewhere is a Windows auto-deletion tool for recycle bin.

You might also try the Windows7 Forum as that has pretty good traffic(on the sister Vista forum, as you can imagine, the stream is becoming a trickle.)

http://www.sevenforums.com/


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Re: Recycle Bin Configurator
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2010, 08:56:04 PM »

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BinManager is shell context menu command for deleting old items from Windows recycle bin, as well as a scriptable component for managing the recycle bin. You can use either feature, or both.

http://www.cheztabor...BinManager/index.htm

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Re: Recycle Bin Configurator
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2010, 03:09:26 AM »
Thanks Phil, Binmanager comes close to what I'm looking for except that it does not provide enough options (only delete by date). It runs fine on Windows 7 and Vista on the other hand.

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Re: Recycle Bin Configurator
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2010, 04:13:22 AM »
BinManager;
I clicked "Delete items older than 3 days", but ALL files in the bin were deleted.

32-bits Vista.

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Re: Recycle Bin Configurator
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2010, 02:12:10 AM »
This one claims to have rule-based deletion control:

http://www.freedownl...powered-recycle-bin/

Here's the publisher's page:

http://www.fcleaner.com/recyclebinex

edit: I haven't tried it myself. The vanilla bin is all I need.  But if you guys rave about it then I'll be tempted to check it out most likely. :)
« Last Edit: June 22, 2010, 02:17:14 AM by MilesAhead »

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Re: Recycle Bin Configurator
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2010, 11:33:57 AM »
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The vanilla bin is all I need

Sorry, but what's the vanilla bin?

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Re: Recycle Bin Configurator
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2010, 11:43:03 AM »
he just means the plain old ordinary normal built-in recycle bin in windows.

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Re: Recycle Bin Configurator
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2010, 02:33:31 PM »
Oh,

course  :-[ thanks!

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Re: Recycle Bin Configurator
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2010, 07:30:00 PM »
The thing I'm running into, I have an internal drive stuck in a USB 3.0 docking station.  That particular dock has a time-out to spin the drive down.  When I empty the recycle bin, if the drive in the dock is spun down, I have to wait while it spins up.  I don't keep the recycle bin icon on the desktop.  I don't know how many times I've put the icon on the desktop just so I can turn off recycle bin coverage for the drive in the dock.  All seems ok. I hide the icon again. Then at some undetermined point Windows just puts the drive back in the recycle bin coverage on its own accord. It's driving me nuts.   :mad:
« Last Edit: December 12, 2010, 07:31:41 PM by MilesAhead »