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Why does my recycle bin say it's 10% full when it only has 100 KB in it?

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#1 Shellybelle72


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Posted 30 December 2010 - 08:14 AM

Why does my recycle bin say that it is 10% full when it only has 100 KB in it? Does that mean my recycle bin will only hold 1,000 KB? I don't think that's right. I have had much more than that in there before, after deleting several large photos large meaning many KB. I right clicked on the recycle bin shortcut on my desktop that I see when I first turn on the computer. I wanted to see how many KB it was holding before I deleted them to see just how many KB I was removing from my computer. When I click on properties, under the "global" tab, it gives a horizontal bar with 10 dots going across, each dot representing a tenth. Below that, it says, "10%" then below that it says, "Maximum size of recycle bin (percent of each drive)" Or does this mean the mazimum the recycle bin will hold is 10% of the computer's entire memory?

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 10:25 AM

Right click on your Recycle bin, then click on Properties. You can adjust the percentage of the capacity by moving the indicator to the amount you want. The maximum size is a percentage of each drive used.

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 10:30 AM

I beleive it means 10% of the maximum size of each drive that is reserved for the recycle bin. Mine has two additonal tabs - one for C: and one for D:, clicking on either tab will tell you the size of the drive and the amount reserved for the recycle bin on that drive.

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