View Full Version : Recycle Bin - Settings?
06-17-2002, 08:42 PM
One of Zammy's articles mentioned the Recycle Bin and how it's a catch-all for retrieving files mistakenly deleted, etc. Well, i've been deleting files regularly and it seems they're bypassing my Recycle Bin, as its empty. I can only figure i must've changed some settings along the way and now i can't find my way back to re-set them. Can u pls tell me how i can re-set it so my deleted files do not bypass the Recycle Bin? Thanx.
06-17-2002, 09:17 PM
Try right clicking on the icon and bring up properties, see if you have settings there. I know if your files are larger than the allocated space, they just go away. XP?
06-17-2002, 09:32 PM
Desktop, rt click recycle bin icon>properties...select Do Not Move Files To Recycle Bin checkbox.
If this box is selected, you will be unable to recover any files you delete. Deleted items remain in the recycle bin until you empty it unless you press and hold down SHIFT while dragging items to recycle bin.
This is what is given in the Help in WinME. Maybe in XP the directions are different???
06-17-2002, 09:51 PM
found it, right there on the Global tab. (yes XP, pat, i forgot to mention that). i'm all set. Thank u, ladies!! :)
06-17-2002, 09:53 PM
by gum, ladies, we did it.:lol: :lol: :lol:
06-17-2002, 10:05 PM
indeed u have. :) while i'm at it, (might as well while i'm here...),
my "Maximum size of Recycle Bin" is set at 10% (percent for each drive). is that the norm? ... i'm assuming that's the default.
06-17-2002, 10:10 PM
Correct. That should do just fine:)
06-17-2002, 10:29 PM
thanx, pat. appreciate it. :)
06-18-2002, 04:07 AM
Although 10% is the "norm", 'cos that's the default MS set-up, it can be too much.
10% on a 10gig HD is 975Mb. Now use a 40gig @ 10% . :eek: drop it back to 1% and free-up some HD space. ;)
06-18-2002, 05:38 AM
muckshifter, Thanx for that bit of advice there!
I got a 40g HD and 10% recycle space! I never thought about it quite like that:eek: :rasta:
06-18-2002, 07:17 AM
i've got a 30g HD, mucks. any suggestions out there?
06-18-2002, 07:23 AM
Darcy,as Mucks mentioned the 10% can be a lot on a large disk,so you could go with like 2% and still have plenty of room.It's very rare to delete that many MB of things :D
06-18-2002, 08:12 AM
It's quite simple ... if you need/want to use "recycle bin" set any HD to 1%
I have mine set to zero. ;)
06-18-2002, 01:41 PM
i'm getting a better understanding now, Tuffie, mucks. :) thank u!
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