How to Change the Recycle Bin Storage Size in Vista and Windows 7
This will show you how to change the maximum storage size for the Recycle Bin to store deleted items to what you want it to be before it starts automatically deleting them permanently.
If you set the available storage size to use for the Recycle Bin to low, then the Recycle Bin will start permanently deleting files when new ones are added to it when it runs out of the set storage space. This can cause you to lose files that you may not have meant to delete, and will not be able to restore them.
Right click on the Recycle Bin
icon on the desktop, and click on Properties
If you have more than one hard drive, then select the hard drive that you wish to change the storage size of it's recycle bin for. 3.
Adjust the storage size in MB to how much you want the recycle bin to hold before permanently deleting older deleted items to make room for newer deleted items. (See screenshot below) 4.
and then click OK