I’m trying to put another file in my recycle bin but my computer is saying there’s no more space. I’ve got tons of free space on my hard disk and I don’t really want to empty my bin. Can I make it any bigger?
Increasing the size of your recycle bin is relatively easy. Right-click the Recycle Bin icon on your desktop and choose Properties. A window will appear allowing you to choose what percentage of the hard disk’s total space can be occupied by deleted items: use the slider to increase this, then click Apply and finally OK to save the setting. I’m assuming you DO have free space on your hard disk; some of these smaller netbooks actually don’t have much space available.
It’s important to clean out your recycle bin when you get a chance. The purpose of the this is to provide a 2nd chance in case you delete something by accident. You sound like you’re using it as a backup location for your files. It’s better to use a USB disk or optical media for your backup. Or you can check out an online backup solution like Dropbox. It’s always great to be covered.