What happens when the Recycle Bin uses up its allocated space?
Is Windows 7 capable of Purging the recycle bin Automatically, by removing the oldest deleted items? YES see comments
Was this implemented in previous version of the windows operating system? YES Xp had it
Do you know of any controls they provide other than size to alter or change this behaviour?
Does the system inform the user prior to a purge? Or is this only tied to a cleaup operation?
I have one link, but little info there Microsoft answers forum
Is it a problem for me? no. I just need to know what will happen. EX: say a users trashes hundreds of tiny items, then a few days later tosses out some much larger files. Then in hindsite wants one of the tiny files back.
ADDED : How blind of me, to have never noticed that XP would not allow a RecycleBin of greater than 4gig size, besides not being able to delete files over 4gig of size. I always had a Global 10% assigned, and just Assumed (duh) that it was 10% across the board. With Win7 it really is 10% .
Microsoft Resources Referance to XP Items in the Recycle Bin remain there until you decide to permanently delete them from your computer. These items still take up hard disk space and can be undeleted or restored back to their original location. When it fills up, Windows automatically cleans out enough space in the Recycle Bin to accommodate the most recently deleted files and folders.
Further adding to all the fun, the NTFS file system is claimed to "permenentaly" remove deleted files over 4gig , they were "not recoverable", they were removed from the MFT itself? Bringing up the question if any of that has changed in windows7 or 64bit. Google search for the >4gig recovery issue