changing file size for trash bin recycling in Win10

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    changing file size for trash bin recycling in Win10

    Hi all,

    the trash bin (or recycle bin? Sorry, I dont have the english version) takes files up to a certain size. Everything above that size is automatically deleted without being recycled. For example, you delete a 10MB-PDF and it disappears into the trash bin. If you delete instead a 1GB-Movie, it is deleted without going into the trash bin. Inlcuding a window "this file is too big for the trash bin, it will be deleted instantly" (or whatever that message is on an english windows).

    That is fine. But the filze size must be changed on my system. How do I do that? On my system the trash bin takes only files up to 40MB, which is way to small for my taste. This is NOT about changing the size of the trash bin.
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    This is what you mean I think. You get the message "These items are too big to recycle" if the item you are deleting is bigger than the maximum recycle bin size or deleting it would make the total of deleted items exceed that size.

    Fix: These Items Are Too Big To Recycle In Windows 10

    So I think you *do* want to increase the size (or at least check it).

    Change Maximum Storage Size for Recycle Bin in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
    Last edited by Brink; 05 Jul 2018 at 07:16. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  3. Posts : 2
    Thread Starter

    Thank you for the answer. Solved it. :)
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