When you delete a file from your computer, it automatically goes to the Recycle Bin, as long as it has been saved in a folder on your hard drive. However, the same does not happen with the photos, videos, documents, etc, that you have on your USB or other removable drive, since deleting them means that they will be lost forever. Is there any way to avoid it?
According to Genbeta, a portal specialized in technology, users of Windows 11 and Windows 10 they have a feature that allows them to activate a recycle bin for your USB or external hard drive. In this way, all the files that you delete from those removable storage drives will not be deleted forever and you will be able to recover them very easily.
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How to enable the recycle bin for your USB?
1. Tap the magnifying glass icon (located on the taskbar) and search for the app ‘registry editor‘. A window will appear with several folders and subfolders.
2. You will need to go to the following location: HKEY_CURRENT _USERSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesExplorer
3. In that location (Explorer folder) you must create a file called RecycleBinDrives. To do this, right-click on the blank space and select ‘New‘, then choose the option DWORD (32 Bit) Value.
4. After you have created the RecycleBinDrives file, you will need to double click on it.
5. A small window will appear and you will need to make the following changes: check the ‘Hexadecimal’ box and in ‘value information‘you will have to color’ffffffff‘ (without quotation marks)
That would be all. Now restart your computer so that all the changes are saved. Once it turns on, you will see that the files you delete from your USB or external hard drive will not be lost forever, but will go to the recycle bin.