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How To Change The Size Of The Windows Vista Recycle Bin

Windows Vista stores your deleted items in the Recycle Bin until you empty them. The default storage size, based on your hard drive, is quite large for the average user. However, a video editor may need much more storage than the default size. Here is how you can adjust the storage setting.

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To Change The Size Of The Windows Vista Recycle Bin

  1. On the desktop, right click directly on the Recycle Bin.
  2. Then click on Properties.
  3. Now click on the General tab and then locate the Maximum size (MB) box:.
  4. This setting defines the Recycle Bin's maximum size measured in Megabytes.
  5. Windows Vista is rather generous where the existing size can actually be reduced by half.
  6. Adjust the size accordingly and take note that hard drive space is being allocated for it.
  7. Then click on OK to apply the settings.
  8. Windows Vista will then change the storage size of the Recycle Bin based on your entry.

Note: If you have multiple drives in your system or a single drive with multiple partitions, then you can click on each individual drive letter to configure the Recycle Bin storage space for each drive.

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