Friday, January 14, 2011

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Auto-Emptying The Recycle Bin

The Recycle Bin has two advantages over the physical trash can behind your house: First, it never smells. Second, when it’s full, it can empty itself automatically.
To configure this self-emptying feature, you specify a certain fullness limit. When the Recycle Bin contents reach that level, Windows begins deleting files (permanently) as new files arrive in the Recycle Bin. Files that arrived in the Recycle Bin first are deleted first. Unless you tell it otherwise, Windows reserves 10 percent of your drive to hold Recycle Bin contents.
To change that percentage, right-click the Recycle Bin. From the shortcut menu, choose Properties. Now you can edit the “Maximum size” number, in megabytes (Figure Above). Keeping the percentage low means you’re less likely to run out of the disk space you need to install software and create documents. On the other hand, raising the percentage means you have more opportunity to restore files you decide to retrieve.

Every disk has its own Recycle Bin, which holds files and folders you’ve deleted from that disk. As you can see in the Recycle Bin Properties dialog box, you can give each drive its own trash limit and change the deletion options shown

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