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  1. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    This is just a rant. So I was screwing around with the server, deleted my backup of my pst file so I figured I should make another backup of it on my laptop. And then I grab it. And drop it into the folder below Mail. Called Recycled.

    I've never understood why <W2K was set up this way. But never fear, I can undelete it right? Right? No! That would be too easy! 10 megs of other crap can be restored but no, not the 230 meg pst file...
     
  2. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    DOH.. That sucks..
     
  3. col_panic

    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    230 MB .pst :eek3:
     
  4. crontab

    crontab (uid = 0)

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    I think there is a limit to what you can "recycle". If it's too big, greater than the percentage you dedicated to the recycle bin, it'll delete it.

    Time for undelete or the many unrecover programs out there.
     
  5. Rob

    Rob OT Supporter

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    My local PST (where I put stuff when I reach my quota on the Exchange server) on my work laptop is ~300MB :-/
     
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    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    dayum. dealing with outlook 97 (i know, i know) the largest any of our users has is only about 45MB
     
  7. keleko

    keleko yes, he is

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    my .pst at home is 950mb, so far

    sucks to be you for deleting a BACKUP :rofl:
     
  8. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Recycler doesn't work for network items though :(
     
  9. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    02/28/2005 12:39 PM 13,434,880 1998.pst
    02/28/2005 12:39 PM 316,424,192 1999.pst
    02/28/2005 12:43 PM 264,503,296 2000.pst
    02/28/2005 12:51 PM 402,833,408 2001.pst
    02/28/2005 03:59 PM 542,408,704 2002.pst
    05/19/2005 08:09 PM 342,966,272 2003.pst
    05/19/2005 10:13 PM 660,717,568 2004.pst
    06/07/2005 11:49 PM 267,936,768 mailbox.pst

    One per year :sadwavey:
     
  10. Rob

    Rob OT Supporter

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    That's what I plan on doing.

    This is my first year of employment here. :o
     
  11. crontab

    crontab (uid = 0)

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    Nope.
     
  12. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    I've never really understood the purpose of the Recycle Bin in general actually. If you want to delete something, just delete it. I guess it makes sense for people who aren't very computer literate and need to get things back, but why not have it as an optional feature?
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    it is optional... you can delete files without going to the recycle bin. In linux they've followed suite with the "trash" and the mac has always had it. It's a superficial way to recover a file that was accidentially deleted. Can be useful.
     
  14. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    You can shift delete to bypass the bin. But it's not about how elite you are. Just the other day Compiled wanted an inf file posted. So I unzipped what he needed and posted the inf file. Then deleted the zip. Then he asked a few minutes later to post the whole zip file. Voila - recycle bin still had it and I didn't need to unzip it again.
     
  15. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Linux has no such thing, the filemanagers in the Gnome and KDE suites do, but they can be easily disabled in the preferences.

    I guess if it's something you're used to and use it all the time it can be handy :dunno:
     

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