Recycle bin location size duplicate confirmation dialog permanent deletionRecycle Bin is the default location to keep deleted files and folders in Windows Operating System. Mac OS uses the team Trash instead of Recycle Bin. Windows always keep deleted files in Recycle Bin folder for security of files and to keep the files from heedless deletion. Users can restore (Open Recycle Bin, Right click on a file in Recycle Bin -> Restore) files from Recycle at any time to anywhere.
These are some important Recycle Bin tricks and tip you should know. This tutorial includes:
  • How to change the location for Recycle Bin files (deleted files) ? 
  • How to set or customize the size of recycle Bin.? 
  • How to delete files without going to Recycle Bin folder? 
  • How to remove or add confirmation dialog before deletion? 
  • How to create a new Recycle Bin folder without copying or shortcut method.? 

How to set the location of Recycle Bin ?

If we delete a file or folder, actually Windows will delete your file or folder from deleted location and Windows keeps your file in their Recycle Bin folder. Normal Recycle Bin location is C drive.
If the size of your C drive is too small, then you may change the location of Recycle Bin to another.
  • Now let us see how to change this default location to another location. 
  • Right click on icon of Recycle Bin. (Can’t you see the icon? Find here
  • From given context menu, click on ‘Properties’. 
Recycle bin location size duplicate confirmation dialog permanent deletion
  • From Properties of Recycle Bin, you can see the C drive as default location. Now select on another drive where you want to keep deleted file. Example D drive. 

How to set or customize the size of Recycle Bin ?

Normal size of Recycle Bin folder is about 5GB. That is Windows keeps your deleted files up to 5GB. If your Recycle Bin contains files of 5 GB, then files will be deleted permanently after deletion without going to Recycle Bin. Or if you delete a file with size more than 5 GB, then Recycle bin will not keep your file, because its size is less than size of your file. 

Recycle bin location size duplicate confirmation dialog permanent deletion

Here if you increase the size of Recycle Bin, then you can keep more file after deletion. For this,

In Properties of Recycle Bin, type the size of your Recycle Bin in MB in custom size option.

Example: For 10 GB, type 10240 (10 x 1024 = 10240).

How to delete file without going to Recycle Bin folder ?

If recycle bin has enough space to keep your deleted file, then recycle bin should keep your file after each deletion until permanent deletion of those files and folders.
  • If you want to delete a file without going to Recycle Bin folder, then just press ‘Shift’ key before deletion. 
Recycle bin location size duplicate confirmation dialog permanent deletion


If you want to delete all files without going to Recycle Bin, then, in properties of Recycle Bin,
  • Choose the option: Don’t move files to the Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted. 

How to remove or add confirmation dialog before deletion ?

In all operating system except Windows 8, a confirmation dialog will ask you before deletion of a file or a folder.
If you don’t like such a confirmation message or if you want such a confirmation dialog in your Windows 8, you have to do following step:
  • To ask confirmation dialog in Windows 8: in Recycle Bin dialog, just tick (check) the option ‘Display delete confirmation dialog’. 
  • To remove confirmation dialog in other OS like Windows 7, just remove the tick (uncheck ) this option. 

How to create a new Recycle (duplicate) Bin without copying or shortcut method ?

Windows does not allow to user to create a copy of Recycle Bin without shortcut method. If you want to create an entire new Recycle Bin, Then:
  • Create a new folder. 
  • Rename folder with: Recycle bin.{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E} 
  • Press Enter key.
Recycle bin location size duplicate confirmation dialog permanent deletion
  • Using this method, you can  make more Recycle bin with different names.




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