When I delete a file, it bypasses the recycle bin and is deleted permanantly.
I've made sure the recycle bin's "Don't move files to the recycle bin" option is unchecked and it has a maximum size of 25,122MB
Presumably I've changed something at some point, I had a quick google but didn't see anything obvious.
If I drag a (small) file to to the recycle bin, I see the prompt "Are you sure you want to permanently delete this file?", selecting yes deletes the file, skipping the recycle bin.
I'm using Windows 7 (32-bit), build 7100 (7100.0.x86fre.winmain_win7rc.090421-1700)
The drive the OS is installed on is an SSD using the NTFS file system.