Maximum allowed Recycle Bin size

Limits the percentage of a volume's disk space that can be used to store deleted files.

If you enable this setting, the user has a maximum amount of disk space that may be used for the Recycle Bin on their workstation.

If you disable or do not configure this setting, users can change the total amount of disk space used by the Recycle Bin.

Note: This setting is applied to all volumes.


Supported on: Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, and Windows 2000 only

Value represents percentage of hard disk that can be used (0 - 100).

Maximum Recycle Bin size:

Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
Value NameRecycleBinSize
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value10
Min Value
Max Value100

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