How to Automatically Empty the Recycle Bin On Windows 11

If you’ve been using the Windows operating system for a while, you may know that when you delete a file, it doesn’t permanently disappear. Instead, when you delete the files, it goes to the Recycle Bin.

You must clean the recycle bin to permanently delete the files stored in the recycle bin. The recycle bin is a useful option, as it allows you to recover files that you did not want to delete.

However, over time, the Recycle Bin can take up a lot of storage space. Although Windows allows users to limit the amount of disk space used by the Recycle Bin, many users do not set the limit.

However, in Windows 11, you can configure the storage direction to delete the recycle bin automatically. Storage Sense is a storage management feature that is seen in both Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Steps to automatically empty the Recycle Bin in Windows 11

As we have already discussed how to use Storage sense in Windows 10, in this article, we will discuss how to empty the recycle bin in Windows 11 automatically. To delete files from the recycle bin automatically, you need to configure the storage direction. These are the steps to follow.

1. First of all, click on the Windows 11 start button and select Settings.

2. On the Settings page, click the System option.

3. In the right pane, click the Storage option.

click on the Storag

4. Now, in Storage Management, click on the Storage direction option.

click on the Storage Sense option

5. On the next screen, enable the Automatic user content cleaning.

6. Then Delete files in my recycle bin if they have been there for more than select the number of days (1, 14, 20, or 60) from the drop-down list.

select the number of days

That is all! Are you ready. Depending on the days you have configured, Storage Sense will run and empty the recycle bin.

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