Recycle Bin is visible as a desktop icon on Windows desktop that stores deleted data. This component is available in every Microsoft operating system from release of Windows 95. Not all the deleted files move to the Recycle Bin. Recycle Bin hold deleted files, which are deleted from hard drive only. The files that are deleted from memory card, external USB hard drives, floppy disks and network drive gets deleted permanently without moving to Recycle Bin. The location of this component depends upon the operating system and file system being used by it. If operating system is using FAT file system then it is located in Drive: \RECYCLED. This location is only for older versions of FAT file system. If your PC is using NTFS file system then the location is typically at Drive: \RECYCLER. For Windows Vista and Windows 7 users the location is Drive: \$Recycle.Bin folder. Windows vista renames the deleted files to “$R” then followed by a series of six random characters and then the original file extension. The deleted files are displayed with their original names in Recycle Bin. These deleted files are restored back to their original directory when you restore them. If size of the file is more than size of the Recycle Bin can hold, these files bypass it and deleted permanently. You have to use reliable tool to recover deleted files from recycle bin.
Possible ways of moving deleted files to Recycle Bin are right clicking on a file and selecting delete option from the menu, selecting a file and pressing delete key from keyboard, selecting delete from Task pane using Windows XP, dragging and dropping a file into the Recycle Bin icon, context menu command or using some other function in an application. The files that are deleted using Shift + Del keys bypass Recycle Bin which leaves a warning of a message as file gets deleted permanently before deletion.
Usually, Recycle Bin is allocated 10% of the total capacity of hard drive. For instance, if the capacity of hard drive is 40 GB then allocated space for Recycle Bin is 4 GB of data. The space allocated for Recycle Bin is not used until the files are deleted from system. If there is no enough space to store deleted item then file bypass Recycle Bin by leaving a warning before deletion. Therefore, backup should be taken regularly from where data can be easily restored back.
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