If you’ve been using Windows 10 for a time, you’ve probably noticed that the operating system quickly consumes storage space. The Windows operating system includes a few built-in solutions for dealing with storage challenges.
Storage management software such as Storage Sense, Disk Defragmenter, Disk Cleanup, and others can assist you in removing unwanted files from your computer. What about the files in your Recycle Bin, though?
The files you erase remain on your computer. You won’t be able to reclaim your storage space until you empty the recycling bin. The recycle bin comes in handy when it comes to restoring data that have been accidentally erased.
However, we occasionally find ourselves with 20-30 GB of data in our recycle bin. If you don’t have a habit of emptying the recycle bin, you may want to reduce the amount of space it takes up.
Steps to Limit the Amount of Disk Space used by Recycle Bin
As a result, we’ll go over how to reduce the amount of disc space needed by the Recycle Bin in Windows 10/11 in this post. Let’s get this party started.
Step 1. First of all, right-click on the Recycle bin icon and select properties.
Step 2: If the Recycle bin icon isn’t visible, open the Run dialogue box (Windows Key + R) and type shell:RecycleBinfolder. The Recycle Bin folder will be opened as a result of this action. Next, right-click anywhere on the screen and choose ‘Properites.’
Step 3: Select ‘Custom Size’ from the Recycle Bin Properties dialogue, as seen below.
Step 4: In the Maximum size field, type the desired size in megabytes.
5000MB, for example, would allocate 5GB of storage space.
Step 5. Another choice you’ll come across is ‘Don’t move files to Recycle Bin.’ If you choose this option, files will be deleted permanently. If you want to be safe, don’t choose this option.
That concludes our discussion. You’ve completed your task. In Windows 10/11, you may set a limit on how much disc space the Recycle Bin takes up.
So, in Windows 10/11, this guide is all about minimising the amount of disc space consumed by the Recycle bin. I hope you found this material useful! Please pass it on to your friends as well. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments section below.