Recycle bin not automatically empty, doest it? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Use this page to restore items that users have deleted from this site or to empty deleted items. Items that were deleted more than 30 day(s) ago will be automatically emptied.

    As it mentioned on the recycle bin page, deleted 30 days ago will be emptied, but my recycle bin still has files deleted years ago.

    Monday, February 13, 2012 4:47 PM


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    Check if you the recycle bin status is ON for your web application

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262944(office.12).aspx Configure the Recycle Bin

    Check if the Recycle been timer job has the status Success. This timer job runs every day. Check when was the last time when it was executed.

    MCITP|MCTS SharePoint| SharePoint Performance blog

    • Marked as answer by George Zhou Tuesday, February 14, 2012 2:14 PM
    Monday, February 13, 2012 7:11 PM
  • Hello,

    As far as I get it, the first stage/site recycle bin is emptied in 30days time frame. But however there's second stage recycle bin that contains all the deleted files from the first stage recycle bin and the retention period value might have been set to some higher number. So please verify the recycle bin settings from CA to get more information about the Recycle bin retention values.

    Hope the information helps!

    Thanks & Regards, Chandra Shekhar

    Tuesday, February 14, 2012 6:31 AM