Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Another BASIC question


  • Please log in to reply

#1
batpark

batpark

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 596 posts
In XP .... does the amount of memory used in my C:drive INCLUDE the contents of my Delete Bin? When I delete file C:\xxx (and say YES to a confirming prompt "Do you really want to send file xxx to the Delete BIN?") have I gained free memory or not? Thanks.
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
batpark

batpark

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 596 posts
To be more precise, the correct name of the Delete Bin is the Recycle Bin, right?

How can I see how much "trash" I have there? Does the Recycle Bin automatically get permanently deleted after so may days?
  • 0

#3
devper94

devper94

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 817 posts

In XP .... does the amount of memory used in my C:drive INCLUDE the contents of my Delete Bin?

Yes. The file is just moved to the Recycle Bin, and not actually deleted.
Open the Recycle Bin, press Ctrl+A and then see the Details pane, you should see the space used.
The contents of the RB is never deleted until you explicitly ask it to or use a "cleanup" program like CCleaner.
  • 0

#4
batpark

batpark

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 596 posts
devper94: Thank you so much for the clarifications.
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP