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Anybody know where to get a portable recycle bin?

I would like my USB Flash drive or any of my removable drives to have their own recycle bin in the root of the drive.

I doubt there's a program like this out there but I've tried googling it and didn't get any good results. I would overjoyed if somebody could post a link to get a program like this (if it exists).

Thanks.

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My Thoughts Exactly! >x3

Yeah, I had always thought of having a portable Recycle Bin! It'd be really handy if there would be a recycle bin for removable drives.

This can:
-recover accidentally deleted files on removable drives. (recovering these deleted files through file recovery programs isn't really recommended, especially if those files are sensitive >_>)
-delete oldest-deleted files when the drive is full, or the allocated space for recycle bin has exceeded.
-... more stuff I can't think of o_o... whatever the normal Recycle Bin gives xD

... Or, if there isn't any program for that, they could try making one themselves :3

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This sounds like a great

This sounds like a great idea. I know I'd definitely use it.

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You know.....

Actually I thought about making the program myself since I couldn't find anything on google.

But then I thought some more and came to the conclusion that it would take me a long time.... considering I don't even know much NSIS yet. If nobody knows a program that can make a portable recycle bin and "doesn't want to"/"can't make one" I'll make it, but I warn you that I need about a year until I get the first "very buggy" version out. Smile

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I can't think of any language

I can't think of any language supporting WinAPI that's worse than NSIS for this task...

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LOL! Just use something like

LOL!

Just use something like TrueCrypt and mount your volume as a local disk (not removeable) - instant recycle bin.

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Notepad

I have a notepad titled "Reminders", how about just making a note of the file you want to delete and once you are home, delete the file on your home computer. If you are on a public or school computer, "right click>properties>hidden" and hide it, if you want it out of your way.

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yeah....

That takes too much time. And I already have too many hidden files in my usb drive's root.
So........

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trash bin difficult?

I do not know why those things are not simple, but I remember that I was given an explanation that when the operating system itself does not support transparent log of files 'deleted' it might be very big program.
The psion 5mx pocket computer had no trash bin functions included in its operating system. The file system was kind of emulated FAT and the guy who started to write such software as trash bin did end up with huge program which had to be started manually or by other programs.
To make such thing work, here it would be much similar. It would have to be started somehow with the suite, since other way it would be a service and this is not good for portable things at it needs admin rights on the host machine.
And as long as windows marks the sticks as removable, the trash system does not work for it.
Yes the idea with truecrypt is right, the driver will be called up and run and ... but it needs the admin rights, so only half portable after all.
Fear any other approach will end up in similar solution, thus not be portable after all.

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No, thanks, I care about my

No, thanks, I care about my data security too much.
1. If I forget a password, I loose everything. You may laugh, but such things happen. Rarely, but still often enough to take into consideration...and possibly too often just to get a recycle bin.
2. A minor data corruption and you're screwed. This makes TrueCrypt a 100% no-go for me.
3. TrueCrypt bugs might cause the same too.

Also, typing a password on each start takes too much time.

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Sorry, only my "LOL" was in

Sorry, only my "LOL" was in response to your comment. The TC thing was to the OP if he's so desperate for a recycle bin.

As an aside, I've used TC for a few years now both in container and system encryption scenarios on several different PCs / laptops. I've never experienced data loss or corruption. I did ditch the system encryption for performance reasons, but that's cause I'm running Vista on an "older" laptop and need all the resources I can get. Just a thought. I completely understand your POV though, so to each his own.

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AutoHotKey could do it- via

AutoHotKey could do it- via turning the delete key into a hotkey to send the file to a Recycle Folder on your drive. But, you'll have to include support for the hotkey to figure out when it was appropriate to move it from a to trash.

It will also have to be started manually.

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I already thought of that,

I already thought of that, but that doesn't account for right-click -> delete and any file manager's delete toolbar button, or dragging to the recycle bin.

The check would just look at the drive where the file resides to determine what to do with it.

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That's probably the best way

That's probably the best way considering amount of work to code and test.
But it misses some things like RClick->Delete.
The only correct way that I see is hooking NtDeleteFile and NtSetInformationFile.

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I was bored, so here -

I was bored, so here - https://portableapps.com/node/15830

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Yes, here it is one
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Hiya.

Hello augustocroppo. Welcome to PortableApps.com!
We don't allow links in signatures, so you will need to remove them.
Also, since the source to iBin isn't available, it is classified as self promotion and posting the links isn't allowed. You can either release the source, or remove your links.

But there’s no sense crying over every mistake,
You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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Actually, he's posted that

Actually, he's posted that link about 3 times across the forums.

https://portableapps.com/node/21809#comment-137691
https://portableapps.com/node/15830#comment-137692
https://portableapps.com/node/15746#comment-137694

Notice the link comment numbers?

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Duplicate post. Sorry.

(Duplicate post. Sorry.)

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You cry to much guys, get

You cry to much guys, get some toy in your street next shop.

It's open source. Keep visiting the webpage and will notice. I have test the code , write the documentation and design the website. I want to see you doing alone. Take time.

So take it easy.

https://sourceforge.net/projects/ibin/

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I already have a toy thank

I already have a toy thank you very much Blum
Take a look at the high res (16x16) picture of my yo-yo

Lol, Just kidding.

P.S. You got burned. Blum

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why should i look at your

why should i look at your 16x16 yoyo? i have only a 150 of them ;>.>

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Wait, seriously? 150? Even

Wait, seriously? 150? Blum

Even if you do, I bet you can't do Yuuki Slack, or even know what it is Blum

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i have many including..

http://www.theyoyostore.com/coldfusionyoyo.html http://www.yo-yo.com/product_det.asp?ID=64

along with others Smile

Oh that trick wasnt invented when i last competed.

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O.M.G!!! A fellow Yo-Yoer on

O.M.G!!!

A fellow Yo-Yoer on PortableApps.com Shock

Can't believe you have the Freehand MG Blum *crosses arms* *humph*

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i have a job (~_0)

i have a job (~_0)

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I uh... don't have a job :/

I uh... don't have a job :/

Last time I checked, there weren't kids running around in walmart wearing employee suits.

BTW, you were in contests?

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Yo, wassup!

Just when you thought it couldn't get any nerdier. Smile

YoYos are inherently portable.

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LOL!!!

LOL!!! Biggrin

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