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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.

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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
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