Completely Empty the SharePoint 2007/2010 Recycle Bin
If you have lots of stuff in your SharePoint Recycle Bin and want to empty it all, here’s a quick tip:
- Navigate to the recycle bin page (e.g., http://localhost/_layouts/recyclebin.aspx)
- Press Enter. You will be asked if you really want to empty the recycle bin.
- Click OK to empty it; click Cancel to leave it alone.
It’s much faster to empty it this way if you have multiple pages of “stuff” in your recycle bin.
[Update: This tip works with both SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010.]