You tend to delete files and images from your computer every now and then, either to free up some space or remove unnecessary files. But after some time, a big pile of deleted files get accumulated in Recycle Bin and clog your hard disk.
Fortunately, Windows 10 has provided you with a feature to auto-delete recycled files after a specific period.
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Follow these steps to make your Windows 10 clean your Recycle Bin periodically:
- Go to Start Menu, locate Settings (gear icon).
- Settings -> System -> Storage
- Navigate to Storage Sense header, toggle the slider to the right-hand side to turn it ON.
- When you turn this setting ON, Windows will automatically remove unnecessary temporary files.
You should make changes in how this feature works by clicking on Change how we free up space.
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- You will get these options: Delete Temporary Files that my apps are not using and Delete files that have been in the recycle bin for over 30 days.
Make sure you turn on the setting – Delete files that have been in the Recycle Bin for over 30 days.
- You can also toggle the switch of the slider for – Delete Temporary Files that my apps are not using.
These are steps to empty your Recycle Bin automatically. Now, nothing in Recycle Bin would stay for more than 30 days and this action will recover extra space on your system.
Do you still prefer to empty your Recycle Bin on your own, or want to set it to do automatically?
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