19 Nov 2012

Find out more about Recycle Bin

One of the powerful features and performance of Windows that is the Recycle Bin allows files and folders to be removed temporarily before being removed completely. The following article will guide the steps so you can master the Recycle Bin in Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7.

Step 1

Whether you are using any version of Windows, the Recycle Bin will also work the same way, it is a temporary storage area unnecessary files and folders. To remove a file or folder, you can use the mouse to lift it into the trash can icon on the Windows desktop. In addition, you can also right-click the file or folder and select delete from the pop-up menu.

Step 2

After you select Delete, the file or your folder not really deleted (this is why it is called the Recycle Bin rather than Shredder - Shredder or something similar). It only gets trashed; still using the memory of the drive, but Windows Explorer can not see it. To completely erase what you want, need to right-click on the Recycle Bin icon and choose Empty Recycle Bin, what you put in the tank will be removed completely, so you need to be careful with this option.

Step 3

Windows also allows you to delete an object in the trash. Double-click the trash can icon on the desktop, it will open any folder in Windows, now you can select each file and folder, then right-click it and select Delete from the menu. At this time, we will have been removed from the recycle bin completely deleted from the computer.

Step 4

Before any file or folder is selected, you can choose Empty the Recycle Bin or restore all items - restore all items (in Windows 7 and Vista can choose the action at the top of the window work, but in Windows XP the options in the left corner). The restoration is quite sensitive, so you should select each file to be restored;, or select a file to restore and select Restore from the menu. Files or folders to be restored in this way will return to its original position.

Step 5 

By default, Windows will install the files, folder into the trash instead of deleting them immediately, and your computer will always be asked to confirm the file, and the folder is selected for deletion. This setting can be changed by right-clicking on the trash icon on the desktop and select Properties from the menu. When the dialog box opens, uncheck the “Display delete confirmation dialog "to block the confirmation dialog box appears. Select “Do not move files to the Recycle Bin 'to skip up the trash and delete the item completely, instantly.

Step 6

Depending on which version of Windows you use (and the number of drives in the computer), the Properties dialog box will include a number of different options. If you are using XP, right click on the trash icon, to keep files and folders in the Recycle Bin, Windows needs to borrow memory from the hard disk space, by default, Windows XP will spend 10% of each drive on the system, the This number can be increased or decreased by dragging the slider to the left or right. Then click OK.

Step 7

If your computer has more than one hard disk, Windows XP can set up different amounts of space on each drive. For example, in the photo below, you open the Properties dialog box you see two drives attached to the computer (C and E), each drive on a separate card. To set up space for trash on each drive, click to select the option "Configure drives independently ", then click on each card to change the slider. Finally click OK. 

Step 8

There are no hard rules about the percentage of memory for each bin, but it would be wise if you give it a certain amount of memory space. In Vista and Windows 7, the Properties dialog box looks a bit different. There is no slider and the size of the box is represented by the MB, this is a little inconvenient by today's modern hard disks are mostly represented by the GB. To calculate how much you have used GB for trash, get the numbers in the cell and then divide by 1024 (can add Calculator in Windows); I recommend to between 5% and 15% of hard disk space.

Step 9

If you have two or more hard disks, disk Properties dialog box will display the list in the General tab. There is no option to specify the percent applied on all disks, you have to click on each disk in the list and then type in the largest size in the Maximum size box. Windows 7 and Vista will default to 5% of the capacity of each disk to the trash. Click OK to finish.


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