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(Solved) - Recycle Bin Volume

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  • Started 1 year ago by iso2
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iso2
Posts: 7

The Win 7 Bin does not seem to show the MB volume of files it holds. In XP this was always listed along with the number of files. Am I missing something? Also there is nothing in 'Properties' that allows you to add that information.

Posted 1 year ago
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whs
whs
Posts: 17584

Right click on the recycle bin icon on the desktop and click on properties. That shows space available for the recycle bin for the selected location.

Posted 1 year ago
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iso2
Posts: 7

Sorry prehaps I was not clear - I am looking for the volume of files actually sitting in the Bin - not the capacity of the Bin - ?

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Enthusiast
Enthusiast
Posts: 566

In the recycle bin, Ctrl-A, then right click and choose properties. This should show the volume of files in the bin.

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LadyFitzgerald
Posts: 2232

Hmm, I tried that and it didn't work. I opened the recyle bin, selected all the files in it with CTRL-A, and tried both right-clicking on one of the highlighted files and clicking properties (it just sat there and laughed at me) and right-clicking in a clear space and clicking on properties (just got the screen showing total volume allocated).

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iso2
Posts: 7

Just says Space Available see image on whs reply above

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iso2
Posts: 7

AH!!!! Enthusiast partly correct. Ctrl-A and volume shows in the strip at the bottom - forget Properties Box - somebody like to confirm that please. Seems very ham fisted way of doing things.

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