How to automatically empty the Recycle Bin on Windows 11

by Johnson Daniel
How to automatically empty the Recycle Bin on Windows 11

Whenever you delete a file on your PC, the file doesn’t get removed from your PC permanently, it goes to the Recycle Bin. It is quite obvious that you should know this if you’ve been using Windows for a while.

The Recycle Bin comes in handy when you want to recover a file you delete by error or one you need for use however, those files stored in the Recycle Bin occupies can occupy lots of space on your PC, and despite Windows letting its users set a limit on the amount of disk space used by the Recycle bin, many users don’t set the limit due to one reason or the other.

With this, you can set your Recycle Bin to automatically empty itself without you doing anything and we are going to take a look at how we can manage to set that up on Windows 11. It also works for Windows 10 PCs.

Steps to automatically empty the Recycle Bin on Windows 11

  • Click on the Windows 11 start button and select Settings.
  • select SettingsTap the System option.
  • Click the Storage option on the right pane.

click on the Storage

  • Click on the Storage Sense option under storage management.

click on the Storage Sense option

  • Enable the Automatic User Content Cleanup.
  • Select the number of days (1, 14, 20, or 60) from the drop-down list.

select the number of days

Windows Storage Sense is a silent assistant that works with OneDrive to automatically free up space by making locally available files that you aren’t using anymore online-only again. So, configuring Storage Sense will help you automatically empty the Recycle Bin on your Windows.

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