WARN: Could not disable recycle bin settings for drive X

Part I:

If you get this error, it is because you are missing a registry key.
Please add the following registry entry to your system:
For 32 bit Windows: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\BitBucket
For 64 bit Windows: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\BitBucket

It needs to be a registry folder (not a DWORD).

In a DOS prompt run:
For 32 bit Windows: REG ADD HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\BitBucket
For 64 bit Windows: REG ADD HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\BitBucket

Also, right-click on your recycle bin icon and explicitly disable recycle bin for the pooled drive.

Part II:

If the above is not resolving the issue:

  1. Make sure the above registry entry exists
  2. Make notes of your current drive configuration in the Cruise Control drive manager
  3. Delete the Cruise Control configuration such that all your drives are returned to you
  4. Using Windows Explorer, navigate to each drive create a dummy file and then delete that dummy file
  5. After doing the above for each drive, empty the recycle bin
  6. Right-click on the Windows recycle bin icon and choose properties
  7. There disable recycle bin for each of your drives
  8. Reboot
  9. Re-create your Cruise Control configuration adding the drives back in the same order as they were before
  10. Initialize the RAID choosing to use the existing parity data
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5 Responses to “WARN: Could not disable recycle bin settings for drive X”

  1. DARKFiB3R December 13, 2012 at 9:54 PM #

    I already had the following in my registry…

    REG ADD HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\BitBucket

    Folders listed there were D and V (I had previously changed the default pooled drive letter from V to D)

    I deleted V and renamed D to X

    I also Right Clicked on the Recycle Bin, chose Properties, and told it not to send files to the bin from my pooled drives.

    After restarting the PC, the problem had gone 🙂

    Also, the prevously renamed folder in the registry “D” had been automatically re-created.

  2. DARKFiB3R December 15, 2012 at 3:52 AM #

    Actually, that has not worked. I guess I’ll have to follow the steps in part II. :/

  3. Brandon April 2, 2013 at 12:57 AM #

    A more convenient way to resolve this on Windows (instead of part II) was to hijack the drives (add a drive letter in Computer Management) and follow steps 4-6.

    • Lindsay June 8, 2016 at 2:52 AM #

      Good tip Brandon- I had this issue where I couldn’t disable the recycle bin on the Pooled drive. But after going through them one by one it turned out I hadn’t turned it off on the parity drive.

      So the hijacking method helped a lot.

  4. Jared June 27, 2013 at 2:38 PM #

    Brandon’s tip is excellent. I was having this issue with FlexRAID after making the change so it didn’t show up as a removable drive, which apparently messes up ability to share folders on Windows 8.

    After adding drive letters windows detected the issue on one of the drive letters I added. I had it correct the issue then disabled the recycle bin on all the drives before removing their drive letter pointers.

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