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Recycle Bin Size and no. of items

I have a question regarding recycle bin. I used see the number of items being deleted on the dialog box as well as how much space will be saved. It does not show that information anymore when I am emptying the recycle bin. Also, what should the size be for recycle bin? see screen capture.

Windows 10* folder size* files* Recycle BinWindows OS

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Andrew Leniart

8/22/2022 - Mon
nobus

there is no recommended setting for it; - in your case it is 8 GB = about 8-10% of the disk size
why do you want to change the setting?  if you want to save space, select '"Don't move files to recycle Bin"
Hello There

Just click on each Recycle Bin location and check the settings. All should be set as shown in the screenshot = select Custom size' and check the 'Display delete confirmation dialog' checkbox.
John

In your settings  "Display Delete Confirmation Dialog"   ----  Uncheck this, restart the computer, go back, Check the setting (that is to the way you had it initially), and restart again.

Does the confirmation dialog start working?

As noted above, you can set whatever size you wish. It is not for us to say.  Mine is 50774 MB or 50 GB. but I have a very large main disk.
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Basem Khawaja

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Hi Everyone

I think everybody is not having a clear understanding of my question with all due respect.

The delete confirmation dialog is ok, I do not have a problem with it. That was not my question. It does show up when I am emptying my recycle bin. What I was asking is how to show the number of items being deleted and its corresponding space that I will gain . I looked online and I found out this feature has been removed from windows 10 but was available on Windows 7.

Nobus-I was trying to verify what is the default size should be. I think that was the amount listed when I upgraded to windows 10. In another citing online also it stated that the default size should be 10% of the first 40 GB and then 5% of what amount exceeding 40 Gb.

***My question is that amount of the C Drive that came with computer or the current C Drive Free Space?***

Please clarify.

Thank you.
John

this feature has been removed from windows 10 but was available on Windows 7.

Windows 10 cannot be compared to Windows 7 so just use Windows 10 Recycle Bin as it is. It works properly

default size should be 10% of the first 40 GB and then 5% of what amount exceeding 40 Gb.

Not in my version of Windows 10. Just set the size. It is not a percentage.  So again, just use it as it comes.
John

Another way to say the above is that your system is working properly and the way Windows 10 was designed.

Also the Windows 10 design is not in any way constant. Stuff in V1607 is long gone and replaced with new designs in V1809 (still due out).
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John

Basem: We have already covered the differences in Windows 10 from Windows 7.

My counsel is to never use the recycle bin for keep things.  Delete, and empty the recycle bin (at least daily).
Andrew Leniart

Basem, in contrast to John's advice, in my opinion, keeping things in the recycle bin for a few days is a good practice to exercise and I think you should continue with that practice. I've seen a TON of questions in the past asking how to restore files accidentally deleted because it was later realized that a file was deleted and permanently removed the same day. The recycle bin gives you one last chance to "very easily" reverse an accidental deletion. I personally don't clear mine for a week or more and have benefited from that practice more times than I could count :)
John

Opinions vary, of course. I keep mine empty at least daily as I am clear about what I delete.
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John

I am not sure what do you mean by what you wrote here:

Basem: We have already covered the differences in Windows 10 from Windows 7.
I read that. Is that suppose to mean just accept what you stated as my answer. I read it and I believe I am the one who mentioned that Windows 10 does not provide that information on my own by doing some digging. I feel that Andrew's answer makes sense. Because incase inadvertently deleted something I can restore it it which easier than having to go to my backup and retrieve it that way. Thank you for your help sir and may God bless you.
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Thank you all.
Andrew Leniart

Thank you all.

You're very welcome Basem and I am glad that we were able to assist you :)

Regards, Andrew
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