How often do you delete the files from your bin in your computer?

@youless (92271)
Guangzhou, China
June 3, 2007 1:25am CST
I don't delete the files from the bin very often. Sometimes I will delete some files, but I have to make sure that they are useless so that I can finally delete them from the bin. Sometimes I will do it when my computer's storage isn't enough large.
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12 responses
• Singapore
16 Jun 07
Actually, I seldom have files sent to the recycle bin. If I want a file deleted, I will shred it on the spot - hence it doesn't even go to the bin. Windows does not provide any shredding program so I have to install it on my own. A file is either shredded or it stays. Hence my bin is a lonely place.
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@youless (92271)
• Guangzhou, China
16 Jun 07
Thanks for your responses and have a nice day!
@yanstill (1491)
• China
16 Jun 07
i seldom delete my useless files into the bin,i press shift and delete at the same time,so i don't need to clear the bin when it is full. but one problem i got is,when i delete the file by mistake,i can never regain it,unless i use ghost,it is complicated for me,i want to change this habit,but i always press the two key before i realize it.
@youless (92271)
• Guangzhou, China
16 Jun 07
My husband also deletes files by pressing shift and delete button at the same time. I suggest you to install a software called "Easyrecovery". It's very easy to use and you will find your deleted files soon.
@yanstill (1491)
• China
17 Jun 07
thanks for your advice,i'll check it out.
@mexshyl (878)
• China
17 Jun 07
I usually keep them for a long time. I do it when the same thing happens to me. I mean the space of my computer isn't large enough like before and its speed slow down a little bit. Sometimes, it does help us especially we delete some mitakenly.
@youless (92271)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Jun 07
That's right. I don't often clean my bin, too.
@jianhong (740)
• Singapore
16 Jun 07
Well, i should say i do it everyday. I think it become an habot for me. haha... I can't stand see some file in the bin. It makes me want to clear it asap. ;) ... http://pay4effort.blogspot.com
@youless (92271)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Jun 07
I think perhaps you like to keep your house clean, too:)
@suwari (86)
• Malaysia
4 Jun 07
I delete my files everytime a put a useless file or unwanted file into the recycle bin.Because it will be waste of space that you know the file is not needed but you still want to keep it.It just a waste.After you send a filw to bin just delete.
@youless (92271)
• Guangzhou, China
4 Jun 07
Thanks for your reply.
• United States
4 Jun 07
Seeing that little white trash in my Recycle Bin icon drives me crazy (probably due to obsessive compulsive disorder). Once I delete an item, the next time I'm at my desktop I empty the recycle bin. The way I see it, I'll probably be able to find those items again somewhere online if I really need them but for the time being, they're unnecessary and a waste of space.
@youless (92271)
• Guangzhou, China
4 Jun 07
My colleague does the same like you. But when she realizes she deleted a file by a mistake, it would be very late.
• Malaysia
3 Jun 07
like you, i only delete them whenever i'm sure i don't need the files anymore. you never know, you might have accidentally deleted a file that you might need in the future or something hehe..
@youless (92271)
• Guangzhou, China
4 Jun 07
You are right. So I have to be very careful to delete files.
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
3 Jun 07
Hello,youless,I do not always delete the unused files in the recycle bins in my computer,i will only do this when the computer tells me i have a low memory. I am too lazy too do it and my computer is an old model,it takes long time to clear all the rubbish and put it into the recycle bin,that is why i will not do it unless i really need to.
@youless (92271)
• Guangzhou, China
4 Jun 07
Thanks for your response.
@Asylum (48278)
• Manchester, England
3 Jun 07
I delete the Recycle Bin contents ona regular basis, and often immediately after clearing items from folders or the Desktop. I see little point in sending something to the Recycle Bin unless I have already decided that I have no use for them, so cleaning them out completeis not a worry for me.
@youless (92271)
• Guangzhou, China
4 Jun 07
Thanks for your share.
@brothertuck (1257)
• United States
3 Jun 07
I actually have my computers set up so that when I delete a file it just is deleted, not saved in the recycle bin. I have been lucky in that I haven't deleted things I need, and regularly do a back up of my documents file so I have most items I've downloaded and created somewhere even if I will never use them so back-up is not a problem.
@youless (92271)
• Guangzhou, China
4 Jun 07
That sounds very professional, thanks for your comment.
@alpine_007 (1476)
• Pakistan
3 Jun 07
i delete the files from the bin immediately if they are of no use and i don't need them, i just keep checking that if any file is not needed, i will delete it.
@youless (92271)
• Guangzhou, China
4 Jun 07
Thanks for your response.
• India
3 Jun 07
if i think that the files are not useful then i delete them permanently.....i dont reserver pthe plce in my recycle bin
@youless (92271)
• Guangzhou, China
4 Jun 07
Sometimes we may delete files by a mistake. So usually I will delete them permanently when I make sure I won't use it any more.