How to Selectively Delete Files in Recycle Bin using ‘Bin Manager’

Whenever you delete some files or folders, they automatically get placed in the Windows recycle bin (of course, unless you have not changed the Windows settings to do otherwise). This includes files, movies, images  and even folders. Sometimes, suddenly you discover that your disk is running out of disk space. One of the reason behind this usually is that the recycle bin is still holding the deleted files and folders and you need to empty the trash to recover some disk space.

But clearing out all the items in the recycle bin can sometimes lead to unforeseen problems. For example, suppose you accidentally deleted a file yesterday and realized that you need to restore it. Now you open the recycle bin and find a large number of files waiting to be deleted. Your disk is running out of disk space and you need to empty your recycle bin. But you also need to restore the accidentally deleted file that you had deleted yesterday by searching it from the large pool of deleted files and folders in the recycle bin. In such situations, a tool like Bin manager can help.

Bin manager is a small utility that makes it easy to manage items in the recycle bin. Using Bin manager, you can selectively delete items that are older than 2, 3 ,7 or 30 days. Thus if you want to clear out the old files and keep the recent ones, this application will take care of it with just a matter of few clicks. Doesn’t that sound awesome? 😉

Bin manager does this by adding a new entry in Windows right click context menu which looks like the following:

How to Selectively Delete Files in Recycle Bin using 'Bin Manager'

Bin manager is good and saves a lot of time especially when you have large number of files to delete and you want to keep the recently deleted files or folders. However, if the app could sort out file types and show the time of deletion, it would be a killer app for windows recycle bin management. What do you think?


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