Differences Between the Recycle Bin and the Recycler Folder
This article was previously published under Q171694
This article describes the difference between the Recycle Bin and theRecycler folder.
When you delete a file in Windows NT Explorer or My Computer, the file isstored in the Recycle Bin. The file remains in the Recycle Bin until youempty the Recycle Bin or restore the file.
The Recycler folder is used only on NTFS partitions. The Recycler foldercontains a Recycle Bin for each user that logs on to the computer, sortedby their security identifier (SID).
For additional information about the Recycle Bin, please see thefollowing article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How the Recycle Bin Stores Files
For additional information about Windows NT security identifiers, pleasesee the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Do Not Disk Duplicate Installed Versions of Windows NT
Article ID: 171694 - Last Review: 10/31/2006 18:59:31 - Revision: 1.1
- Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
- Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition