Windows: Recycle Bin empty takes place

7:59 am March 7, 201713916

with the time the Windows Recycle Bin fills up. Because it lands first every file that you delete. To make room on your hard disk, you must empty the Recycle Bin.

Empty Windows Recycle Bin

  1. find the Recycle Bin on your desktop.
  2. With the right mouse button, click the Recycle Bin icon
  3. choose then Recycle Bin empty .
  4. Once again, Windows asks whether the Recycle Bin contains files and folders are deleted really.
  5. Confirm this message by clicking on OK.

Already, the Recycle Bin is empty. The space so freely become is now available for other purposes.

Read here how you directly permanently delete files without putting it in the Recycle Bin .

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With a right click on the trash can icon, empty the Recycle Bin and permanently delete files.

Single file from Recycle Bin delete

  1. double-click on the Recycle Bin icon.
  2. After that the Recycle Bin opens and you see the individual files in it.
  3. Click with the right mouse button on the file that you want to permanently delete.
  4. It follows a mouse click on delete .

Thus, the individual file is permanently deleted, all other files remain in the Recycle Bin.

Read here how to modify the size of the Recycle Bin in Windows .

What to do if the Windows Recycle Bin won’t empty out?

Sometimes Windows can not empty the Recycle Bin. Often, the reason is that Windows detects a file in the Recycle Bin as “used”. And Windows like cannot delete files that are in use.

Usually, it helps in this case, to start Windows in safe mode. This select the option safe mode (so the options network drivers or command prompt ) and then again to empty the Recycle Bin.

Really safe to delete files, you need a program that overwrites the data .

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