Recycle Bin Useage

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  • Recycle Bin Useage

You see it there, lurking in the corner, but how does one exactly use the Recycle Bin? I am here to tell you how.

Normally when you delete a photo or a file it is not really deleted, first it really only goes to the recycle bin. This gives you a second chance to change your mind and fetch it back in case you deleted it by mistake.

Items in the Recycle Bin remain there until you decide to permanently delete them from your computer. These items still take up hard disk space and can be undeleted or restored back to their original location. When it fills up, Windows automatically cleans out enough space in the Recycle Bin to accommodate the most recently deleted files and folders.

If you wish to retrieve a file from the Recycle Bin you may do so in two different ways. The first method, is to use the restore function built into the Recycle Bin. Select the files you wish to restore and then either click the Restore the selected items button on the top bar of the Recycle Bin window, or right click and select Restore. Alternatively, if you wish to restore every item currently in the Recycle Bin you can click on the Restore all items button at the top of the Recycle Bin window. Note that on Windows XP, these options are located on the left menu bar rather than on the top. It is important to note that when you use the Restore options in the Recycle Bin, the files will be restored to their original locations. For example, if you delete a file from the Desktop and then restore it, it will return to the Desktop.

Firstly, you decide what you want to put in it. Then you click on it–only once, because if you do it more than that, then it will open and we don’t want that. Once you click it only once, you keep your finger on your mouse key and drag it to the Recycle Bin. Then you just drop it in. It will let you know when it is full, and when it is, you just double click on the Bin and press the “Empty Recycle Bin” button at the top. Then you are done. The pesky things are gone and you don’t have to deal with them anymore.

How to use the Windows Recycle Bin

Change the Recycle Bin settings

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