How to add a Recycle Bin to your flash drive

Updated: 12/20/2017 by Computer Hope

While working on another computer and using a flash drive to store and copy files, if a file's deleted, it's sent to the Windows Recycle Bin. If you'd like the extra security and peace of mind, use the iBin utility to have all deleted files sent to a flash drive Recycle Bin folder.

To use this utility, download the small iBin utility, run the ibin.exe file from the flash drive, and then delete files by pressing the Windows Key+Delete. When this shortcut key is pressed, any deleted file will be sent to the flash drive Recycle Bin instead of the Windows Recycle Bin. When running, the utility can have its settings adjusted by opening the Custom Options through the iBin notification area icon. All deleted files are found through the flash drive iBin folder or by opening the iBin containing folder to display a window like the one shown below.

iBin USB flash drive recycle bin


If you're installing this utility on a flash drive that contains a large number of files, it may take a few minutes to index its contents the first time it is run.

Download and install iBin.

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