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Windows 7: if i delete something will it still take up space on my pc if its in..

11 Aug 2012   #1
jturk

windows 7
 
 
if i delete something will it still take up space on my pc if its in..

if its in the trash bin?


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11 Aug 2012   #2
Loki

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, the recycle bin is using space. The purpose of this is if you want to restore the file.
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11 Aug 2012   #3
kelapa

64bit
 
 

always do shift delete dude
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11 Aug 2012   #4
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kelapa View Post
always do shift delete dude
Bad advice is bad.
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11 Aug 2012   #5
kelapa

64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kelapa View Post
always do shift delete dude
Bad advice is bad.
why? to make sure no space is taken on no need files...
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11 Aug 2012   #6
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kelapa View Post
why? to make sure no space is taken on no need files...
And what happens when you make a mistake deleting a file you did not intend to delete by not using the bin?
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11 Aug 2012   #7
Niblet

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
 
 

Agreed only do a Shift+del if your absolutely sure you no longer need this file.
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11 Aug 2012   #8
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

i recently emptied my recycle bin on the desktop and regained 73GB
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11 Aug 2012   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Recycle Bin has a good reason for being there as logicearth has pointed out. It can be set up many ways to do things with your deleted items. The number one in my mind is to put your deleted item in storage. Not working but still on your computer. It give you time to see if removing such a item was really the proper thing to do. If later you decide you want what you deleted back you can retrieve it if it's still in the Recycle Bin. If you don't want it for sure then you can delete it from the Recycle Bin and in all practical purpose it is gone off your computer. You can set the Recycle Bin to how much space it is allowed to have for storage.
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11 Aug 2012   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
i recently emptied my recycle bin on the desktop and regained 73GB
That must have been a real vintage recycle bin, LOL.
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