The Storage Sense function of Windows 10 activates automatically when you are limited on disk space. It also removes files in your recycle bin more than 30 days old automatically. By chance, this was on a PC running the update. This is a unique feature. If you have small disk space on your machine, you possibly need more. Windows must delete outdated recycle bin files. In your Recycle bin, you should not store files anyways. But if you really want automatically stop Windows from doing this, you can. In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedure to stop Windows 10 to delete the Recycle bin automatically.

Stop Windows 10 to delete files from Recycle bin automatically

To stop Windows 10 to delete the Recycle bin automatically, follow this procedure step by step.

Click the Search button. Type Settings in the search bar and choose the Settings option as the following image is showing.

, How to stop Windows 10 to empty Recycle bin automatically

As soon as you will choose the Settings option, the following screen will appear.

, How to stop Windows 10 to empty Recycle bin automatically

Select the System option from the Windows Settings screen as highlighted in the above image. As you will choose the System option, the following screen will appear.

, How to stop Windows 10 to empty Recycle bin automatically

As you can see that the screen is divided into two parts. Choose the Storage option from the left side of the screen as highlighted in the above image. After clicking the Storage option, the following screen will appear.

, How to stop Windows 10 to empty Recycle bin automatically

Scroll down and turn on the toggle button named Storage sense. Then click the option named Change how we free up space automatically as highlighted in the above image. As soon as you will click the option, the following screen will appear.

, How to stop Windows 10 to empty Recycle bin automatically

Now turn on the toggle button named Storage sense. Then check the checkbox named Delete temporary files that my apps aren’t using. Select the option Never from the drop down named Delete files in my recycle bin if they have been there for over.

Now Windows 10 will not delete the recycle bin automatically.

Conclusion

By following this procedure you will be able to stop Windows 10 to delete the Recycle bin automatically.

 

How to stop Windows 10 to empty Recycle bin automatically

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