How To Change Recycle Bin Settings In Windows 10

How To Change Recycle Bin Settings In Windows 10

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Recycle Bin is a great tool in Windows 10 designed to store deleted files, instead of deleting them immediately from your hard drive.

Did you know you can adjust the different settings of the Recycle Bin?

How to Change Recycle Bin Storage Size in Windows 10 

Anytime you delete a file in Windows 10, it goes directly to the Recycle Bin. However, these files are here until you reach the maximum size limit of the bin and then it automatically deletes the oldest files in the bin to make space for new files.

If you want to increase the amount of storage Recycle Bin can use to keep deleted files, here is how to do it:

 

STEP 1: Right-click the Recycle Bin icon, and select the Properties option.

STEP 2: Select the Recycle Bin location from the options available.

STEP 3: Under the Settings for selected location section, select Custom size option.

STEP 4: In the Maximum size (MB) field, specify the maximum hard drive space in megabyte that Recycle Bin can use on the partition. NOTE: You can set the maximum size in MB (1024 MB = 1 GB) for storage you want.

STEP 5: Now, click the Apply button.

STEP 6: Click the OK button.

That’s all. Your Recycle Bin can store more or fewer files, depending on what you specified.

 

Recycle Bin is a great feature in Windows 10 designed to store deleted files, instead of erasing them immediately from your hard drive.

But if you need to delete these files directly from your hard drive, we will show you a little trick. 

How To Delete Files Immediately Bypassing Recycle Bin In Windows 10

 

STEP 1: Right-click the Recycle Bin icon, and select the Properties option.

STEP 2: Under the Settings for the selected location section, click the Don’t move files to the Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted, option.

STEP 3: Click the Apply button.

STEP 4: Click the OK button.

After you tap the OK button, all files you don’t need anymore will be deleted immediately skipping the Recycle Bin.

 

If you need any help regarding Windows 10, we have plenty of interesting YouTube tutorials right here