Using the Recycle Bin

Learn what the Windows XP recycle bin is and how to use it in this free lesson.

Emptying the Recycle Bin

Emptying the Recycle Bin permanently deletes items. From this point, they cannot be recovered. Empty your Recycle Bin periodically to keep your computer running smoothly.

To empty the Recycle Bin:

  • Click the Empty the Recycle Bin link in the Recycle Bin Tasks list.
Recycle Bin Tasks List