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How To Instantly Regain Back 5% of Your Hard Drive Space

By default, Windows automatically reserves 10% of your hard disk space for the Recycle Bin. Therefore, to the average new computer user, who probably receives his system with either an 250 gigabyte or even a 500 gigabyte hard drive, this translates into 2500 to 5000 megabytes of hard drive space that is being reserved for the Recycle Bin. So by simply adjusting the 10% default reserve setting down to a 5% reserve setting, users can literally regain back hundreds of megabytes of data for their personal use. Therefore, this technical brief will show you how to regain back 5% of Your Total Hard Drive Space.


Regaining Back Your Hard Drive Space

  1. Locate the Recycle Bin icon on your Desktop and right click on it with your mouse.
  2. Then left click on the word Properties from the pull down menu that appears.
  3. This will open up and take you to the Recycle Bin Properties Window.
  4. Adjust the slider bar in the center of the screen from 10% down to a 5% with your mouse.
  5. Then click on the OK button to save your changes and exit the Recycle Bin Properties Window.
  6. Reboot your computer to have Windows fully initiate the necessary changes to your system.

Note: This Technical Brief Will Work For All Operating Systems Including Windows XP.


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