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Empty Recycle Bin in Windows 10
Here's how you can empty Recycle Bin:
Right-click on the "Recycle Bin" icon in the desktop and then click the "Empty Recycle Bin" option. Hit "Yes" in the confirmation popup.
Alternatively, you can open Recycle Bin and then do any one of the following:
Turn On Automatic Deletion of Recycle Bin in Windows 10
Storage sense, a feature in Windows 10, automatically delete the contents that have been in the Recycle Bin for over 30 days.
By default, it isn't enabled. If you wish, you can turn it on and here's how:
That's it. From now on, contents that have been in the Recycle Bin for over 30 days will be deleted automatically.
If you want to change that 30 days duration, follow the below steps:
That's it. All done.
Stop Automatic Deletion of Recycle Bin in Windows 10
You can stop automatic deletion by turning off the "Storage sense" feature entirely (To do this, follow the first three steps in the above section) OR by turning off the setting that does this task. Let's see the latter.
That's all. From now on, no automatic removal of Recycle Bin contents will happen.
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