Windows 10: Stop emptying Recycle bin automatically

When you run out of disk space, Windows 10's Storage Sense feature kicks in automatically. It also automatically deletes files in your recycle bin that are older than 30 days. This happened by coincidence on a PC that was receiving the upgrade. This is a one-of-a-kind feature. If your computer's disk space is limited, you may require additional storage. Windows must remove files from the recycle bin that are no longer in use. In any case, you should not save files in your Recycle bin. However, if you truly want Windows to cease doing this, you can. We'll walk you through the steps to stop Windows 10 from automatically deleting the Recycle Bin in this post.

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.

Settings menu

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

Windows Settings

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.

Storage settings

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.

Storage sense - turn it off

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.

Storage sense on

Toggle on the Storage sense toggle button now. Then choose the Delete temporary files that my programs aren't utilizing checkbox. If files in my recycle bin have been there for more than a week, choose Never from the drop-down menu entitled Delete files in my recycle bin if they have been there for more than a week.

Windows 10 no longer deletes the recycle bin on its own.

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