Recycle Bin is one of the things that were redesigned in Windows Vista. It no longer has separate tabs for each partition. There is only one tab and you need to scroll up or down through your partitions list in order to make the changes you want. Also, you can no longer make “global settings” that apply to all your partitions.
This is why we decided to create this short tutorial and show our users how to configure the “new” Recycle Bin.
First, right click on the Recycle Bin shortcut and select Properties.
Unfortunately, in Windows Vista you don’t have the possibility to use one setting for all drives. In the Recycle Bin Properties window you have to select each partition and make the settings individually.
When you select a partition, you can type the amount of space used by Recycle Bin in MB. If you do not want to use the Recycle Bin for that partition, just check the ”Do not move files to the Recycle Bin” option.
You can also disable the ”Are you sure you want to remove…” message that is shown each time you delete something. To do that, just uncheck the “Display delete confirmation dialog”.
After you have made all the changes you want, press the OK button and they will be applied.
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