Every time you delete a file on a PC running a Windows Operating system it isn't really deleted. It is instead stored in a temporary holding area called the Recycle Bin. It stays there until you restore it or permanently delete it.

From time to time it is a good idea to go and delete the files you have no intention of restoring.

To delete all the files in the Recycle Bin do the following:

  1. Locate the Recycle Bin icon on your desktop and double-click it.
  2. When the Recycle Bin opens, click 'File' on the menu bar and a list of options appears.
  3. Select 'Empty Recycle Bin' from this list and every item in the Recycle Bin is deleted.

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