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Change recycle bin maximum of 3.99 GB.

The recycle bin has a maximum of 3.99 GB.
To the best of what I checked it cannot be changed.
Do you know of a way to change it?
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noam_dz
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rsivanandanCommented:
Well, actually it is not a static value. The recycle bin is allotted with 10 percentage of your hard disk space. You can change it too if you want; as below;

http://windowstipoftheday.blogspot.com/2005/03/changing-size-of-recycle-bin.html

Checkout the link.

Cheers,
Rajesh
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
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noam_dzAuthor Commented:
I have XP 64 still no luck.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
I did say possibly.  but if no luck, then MAYBE vista.  Otherwise, your answer is, you can't.

(Technicality - you MAY be able to use a third party program like *ugh* Norton Utilities with a recycle bin replacement that would be usable - but I have no recommendations on this and no certainty that it would even work).
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glennbrown2Commented:
you can try modifying or adding this registry key

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

"RecycleBinSize"=dword:0000000a
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
That's most likely why you can't - a dword of FFFFFFFF = 4 billion (4 GB)
And the range is 00000000 to FFFFFFFF

If Vista uses a different value type then you can go higher - but XP expects that to be an 8 byte DWORD.
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