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Recycle Bin Settings

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When you delete items from your computer, by default, they move to the Recycle Bin. The Recycle Bin allows you to confirm deletion of files, and restore files if they were accidentally deleted.

This How-To Article shows you how to change settings for the Recycle Bin.

Recycle Bin Settings

1. Double-click the "Recycle Bin" icon from the Desktop.

2. Right-click a blank spot in this folder, and select "Properties" from the menu that appears.

3. Drag the slider from the window that appears to change the amount of space that the Recycle Bin can take up on your hard drive.

Tip: If the size of the Recycle Bin goes over the amount that you choose, then files will no longer be added to the Recycle Bin until you enpty the Recycle Bin. (Files will be automatically deleted, and not recoverable.)

4. You can also check the "Do not move files to the Recycle Bin" check box to remove files immediately when they are deleted. (Note: This setting will cause files to be non-recoverable when they are deleted.)

5. Once you have finished changing settings, click Apply.

6. Click OK.

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