If you’ve been using Windows for a time, you’re probably aware that deleting a file doesn’t mean it’s gone forever. Instead, the files are deleted and placed in the Recycle Bin. To permanently delete the data stored in the recycle bin, you must clear the recycle bin.
The recycle bin is a useful feature since it allows you to restore data that you unintentionally deleted. Recycle Bin, on the other hand, can quickly consume a lot of storage space. Although Windows allows users to set a limit on how much disc space the Recycle bin uses, many people do not do so.
On Windows 11, though, you may set up storage sense to automatically empty the recycle bin. Storage Sense is a storage management function found in both Windows 10 and Windows 11 operating systems.
Steps to Automatically Empty the Recycle Bin On Windows 11
Because we’ve already covered how to utilise Storage Sense on Windows 10, we’ll go through how to empty the recycling bin on Windows 11 automatically in this article. You must arrange the storage sense to erase recycle bin files automatically. The steps are as follows.
1. To begin, go to the Windows 11 start button and pick Settings.
2. Select the System option from the Settings page.
3. Select Storage from the right-hand pane.
4. Select the Storage Sense option from the Storage Management menu.
5. Turn on the Automatic User Content Cleanup option on the next screen.
6. Next, select the number of days (1, 14, 20, or 60) from the drop-down box under Delete files in my recycle bin if they have been there for over.
That closes our debate. You’ve fulfilled your mission. Storage Sense will run and clear the recycle bin on the days you specify.
So, in this post, we’ll show you how to automatically empty the Recycle Bin on Windows 11. I hope you got something out of it! Please also spread the word to your contacts. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments section below.