In this Windows 10 tutorial, I’ll show you the steps to automatically empty the recycle bin using a task scheduler to keep your hard drive space free.
Automatically empty trash using Task Scheduler in Windows 10
Step 1: Go to the Start search box and type ” Task Scheduler,” and press Enter to open the Task Scheduler window.
Step 2: Right-click on Task Scheduler Library and click New Folder.
Step 3: Give a descriptive name to the new folder like My Tasks.
Step 4: Right-click on the folder you created in the above step and clicked Create Task.
Step 5: On the General tab, enter the task’s name, such as “ Empty Windows Recycle Bin “.
Step 6: Click OK.
Step 7: On the Triggers tab, click New to create an action.
Step 8: Select a task start time from the drop-down. Choose other details like the time and date accordingly.
Step 9: Click OK.
Step 10: Go to the Actions tab and click New.
Step 11: In the Programs/script field, type cmd.exe.
Step 12: Add the following arguments and click OK.
/ C “echo Y | PowerShell.exe -NoProfile -Command Clear-RecycleBin”
Step 13: Click OK.
When you complete the above steps, the task will automatically run according to your specified schedule and automatically empty the recycling bin.