Windows Thread, Recycle bin in Technical; I've set the 'hide recycle' bin in gpo and have staff moaning! Does anyone else hide it?...
28th April 2008, 12:04 PM #1
I've set the 'hide recycle' bin in gpo and have staff moaning! Does anyone else hide it?
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28th April 2008, 12:10 PM #2
we don't have it here... (CC3) They have to come and ask us to restore stuff from backup. tell them not to delete anything unless they are 100% sure they don't need it.
28th April 2008, 01:06 PM #3
We don't hide it here, but I wish I could forcibly empty it!
28th April 2008, 01:10 PM #4
I remove it for staff and pupil users only. Senior users get to keep their bins How nice of me
28th April 2008, 01:44 PM #5
We hide it here for everyone except Admin staff.
No complaints so far, staff know that once something is gone its gone so they have got into the habit of saving things!
28th April 2008, 01:44 PM #6
Originally Posted by Pete10141748
28th April 2008, 01:45 PM #7
hidden for pupils, lowered to 1% for staff and admin here!
28th April 2008, 04:58 PM #8
We've just got rid of it - and cleared 6Gb of disk space - nobody seems to have noticed!
28th April 2008, 05:13 PM #9
We are the same as Pete10141748.
Staff and students know that once its been deleted, then its gone.
28th April 2008, 06:00 PM #10
Hidden here too - as pretty much useless. Deleting from their MyDocs (mapped drive to server) doesnt bin it to there anyway. Staff and Students have got used to coming and seeing us and asking nicely for us to restore it...
28th April 2008, 06:14 PM #11
Do you not use shadow copy?
Originally Posted by Joanne
28th April 2008, 06:25 PM #12
Don't know about Joanne, but Shadow Copy is my little secret. I don't advertise its existance. It's very handy to rescue stuff that's been deleted by accident or to prove that a child didn't save it at the end of a lesson, but I don't want them to become reliant on Shadow... I'd rather they were careful in the first place.
Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester
28th April 2008, 06:43 PM #13
oh yer obviously but she says she restores files from the backups.
28th April 2008, 07:34 PM #14
Ah....good old shadow copy. Always saves the day....it saves so much time on trailing through back up exec, naturally i keep back up exec to recover major stuff from ages ago. But shadow is the boyo!
28th April 2008, 08:24 PM #15
We hide the bin and empty it at logoff using EmptyRecycleBin.exe from here
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