All drives connected to a PC use a common recycle bin, although the "deleted" data still resides on the original drive. On your desktop, empty the Recycle Bin and it will remove the deleted data from all drives.
I'm using an Iomega 80GB HDD external hard drive for backup. It's attached to a PC running windows xp. When it gets full it the backups don't work, and deleting items just sends them to a recycle bin which I can't find an icon for. Occasionally I'll get a message to the effect that the disk is full, and do I want to empty the recycle bin? And that frees up enough space to continue the backups.
How do I access the recycle bin without waiting for the 'disk full' message?
If it makes a difference, I just switched from using Iomega's software to attaching the drive as a plug'n'play.