How to Change Recycle Bin Storage Size on Windows 11?

On Windows 11, when you delete files, they are not removed immediately from the drive. Instead, they are marked for deletion and stored in the Recycle Bin if you need the files back. The only problem is that files in the Recycle Bin aren’t kept forever. Depending on the drive (partition) size, Windows 11 will reserve a small percentage to store deleted files. As the space fills up, the system will begin removing the oldest files to free up space for files, limiting the number of files you can restore.

However, it’s possible to change the settings to allow Recycle Bin to store more (or fewer) deleted files. The settings are stored in a hidden system folder named “$RECYCLE.BIN” at the root of each volume. You can even specify skipping the Recycle Bin altogether when removing a file. You can also enable a confirmation prompt to minimize the times you accidentally delete files. But if you want to customize or change the storage size of Recycle Bin on Windows 11, this risewindows post will be helped you with how to do that.

What are the steps to resize the recycling bin size on Windows 11?

To change the recycle bin size on Windows 11 computer, use the following steps:-

Step 1. First, right-click on the Recycle Bin icon on the desktop and select Properties from the pop-up menu.

Step 2. Now, when the Recycle Bin Properties window opens, you’ll see each volume is listed. Select the volume under the General tab and click the Custom size option.

Step 3. Then, in the “Maximum size (MB)” field, type a specific size in MB.

Step 4. After that, click “Apply/OK” to save the changes.

So, you need to repeat the above steps for each volume.

When you don’t want to send deleted items to the Recycle Bin, in the above screen, select the option, “Don’t move files to the Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted.”

You can also apply the additional settings to display the delete confirmation dialog above the window. If you want to see a message before sending the deleted item to recycle bin, check the option “Display delete confirmation dialog.”

That’s it for the article.

I hope this post will be helpful to you.

Good luck, guys.

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