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  1. #1
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    empty recycle bin

    hi,
    Ive prob not thought of doing this for a few years

    just decided to do it..... 52,000 items found....

    its started to delete them ... been running for about 10 mins and
    now 18% complete !

    Have I made a mistake neglecting this ? should you maybe do it once per month?

    Maybe emptying it will make my comp run a lot smoother ?

    thanks for advice.....
    Windows 10

    Intel Pentium (R) CPU N3700 @ 1.60 GHz

    RAM 8 GIG

    64 BIT OPERATING SYSTEM
    x64 based processor

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    52,000 items found
    It would certainly use up a lot of HD space unnecessarily. I empty it at least once per day using CCleaner to delete other space wasting files/folders as well.
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    52,000 items is a lot for a single folder, which is what the Recycle Bin is. If you are using it (I don't), it should probably be cleaned up at least annually if not quarterly or monthly.

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    There are several ways to empty very full recycle bin quickly.

    You can simply delete recycle bin as described here: https://www.intowindows.com/how-to-q...user-accounts/
    It'll be recreated on reboot.

    You can use some utility like this one: https://bluefive.pairsite.com/recyclenow.htm

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