Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Automatic setting of default disk space allocation for Recycle Bin

21 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit
Automatic setting of default disk space allocation for Recycle Bin

How do I set Windows 7's Recycle Bin to automatically have a default disk space allocation for deleted files from external hard drives and TrueCrypt-mounted volumes?

I remember in Windows XP, I can set a percentage of total disk space that will automatically used as storage capacity for deleted files by the Recycle Bin, and this will be applied to all external HDs or TC-mounted volumes.

Windows 7 defaults to the 'Don't move files to the Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted' setting for newly mounted external HDs and TC mounted volumes. Since I am expecting deleted files to go to the Recycle Bin, sometimes this causes an 'Oops' when I delete files in external hard drives or TC mounted volumes, as Windows does not move deleted files to the Recycle Bin, but just deletes the files permanently. I have to remember to manually set a custom Recycle Bin storage space for each new drive that is mounted by Windows to avoid this problem.

I am using Windows 7 Ultimate.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Apr 2011   #2
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

In order to allocate sizes you have to right-click the Recycle Bin and choose Properties.

Select each drive and use Custom size to allocate the size you want.

I don't know of any way to set these automatically.

You might find this of interest;

Regards....Mike Connor
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Automatic setting of default disk space allocation for Recycle Bin

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
My update setting was changed to automatic!
I just reinstalled Windows 7 and as soon as it loaded I set updates to notify me and I will choose. Two days later after choosing and installing a couple updates I received a warning from Microsoft that my Windows 7 version was too old to update and I needed to upgrade to Windows 10. I closed the...
Windows Updates & Activation
What is the default disk space usage for system protection?
I was doing to some research and found out that my system protection usage is using 226 GB. For some reason it is at 53%. Can I delete the restore points w/o causing harm to my computer? What is in those files? If I decide to delete, what is the recommended size should it be? I have a 500GB...
General Discussion
recycle bin space
hi if i have 5GB of data in my recycle bin will that take up space in hard drive? thanks
Performance & Maintenance
$RECYCLE.BIN Takes Up Loads Of Space! Help!
Hello all: I was going through cleaning out my external hard drives and discovered a hidden file called $RECYCLE.BIN that was taking up a few gigs that I really need back. I asked my tech-savvy boyfriend about it and he said that something was corrupted and that I essentially needed to reformat...
Hardware & Devices
Hard drive space allocation
Well good evening, or morning or whichever depending on your time zones but here in england its 5:20pm. Im new to this forum and this is my first post so I shall start with a question. I have a white Toshiba T130 13k, 13.3" and my 250gig Hard drive space has been allocated from factory to C:\...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:33.
Twitter Facebook Google+