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Windows 7: what custom size of recycle bin shall I set a 298 GB drive to

07 Dec 2014   #1
albertf

WIndows 7 x64
 
 
what custom size of recycle bin shall I set a 298 GB drive to

I have a 298 GB drive on windows 7 X64 and I want to update the custom size of the recycle bin

I right clicked on the recycle bin and I want update the custom size in MB that I should set it to.

I am not sure what to type there since I accidently erased what was there before

Any help would be great


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07 Dec 2014   #2
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

I believe its typically around 10% of your available disc space on each drive. However, 5% should be fine if disc space is an issue.

It really depends. If you don't keep anything in your recycle bin, it doesn't need to be that big. If you constantly leave stuff in in the event you need to restore it, go with a little bit larger size.
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07 Dec 2014   #3
Sugarcake18

Windows 7 pro 64bit
 
 

well if you are talking the default for windows it would be 13971Mb.
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07 Dec 2014   #4
albertf

WIndows 7 x64
 
 

Thanks Gator and Sugarcake for your responses.

Sugarcake the amount you provided is that the specific default for windows?

What about a 931 GB drive?
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07 Dec 2014   #5
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

It depends on the size of your hard drive. Its 10% of the total HD space or available space (cant remember which).
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07 Dec 2014   #6
albertf

WIndows 7 x64
 
 

I really need to know so I can properly set it
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07 Dec 2014   #7
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by albertf View Post
I really need to know so I can properly set it
I have a 931gb drive too, mine by default is: 49741

What I want you to know though is that it doesn't matter what size you make it. It really all depends on how much stuff you plan on keeping in your recycle bin and/or what size single files you try to delete.
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07 Dec 2014   #8
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

It is impossible for anyone to suggest a reasonable size for the recycle bin without knowing how much space you have available. But there is no optimum size that is right for everybody.
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08 Dec 2014   #9
albertf

WIndows 7 x64
 
 

Thanks Gator and Lmiller7 for your information. I appreciate your help and guidance
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