Windows 10: Empty Recycle Bin automatically

Because i have seen so many wrong “Guides” and “How tos” on how to empty the Recycle Bin automatically using Windows’ built in task scheduler, here is the ultimate and correct Guide. And yes, the Screenshots are in German. You will get through it

1. Get your Keyboard

2. Open Start Menu

3. Type in taskschd

4. Switch to Task Scheduler Library and right Click on the empty space on the right and Create New Task

5. Name it. Select Run whether User is logged in or not. Select Run with highest privileges. You will be forced to enter your Administrators Password when saving the Task in the end.

6. Switch to Trigger. Create a New Trigger. There you can define, when the Task should run. I use it once a week on monday early morning.

7 Switch to Actions. Create a New Action. Select Start a Program. basically it should also run if you just enter cmd.exe in the Program/script field. But to be sure enter C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe

8. Paste /c “echo Y|PowerShell.exe -NoProfile -Command Clear-RecycleBin -Force” to the Add arguments field.

The -Force Parameter is essential. If you do not use -Force Power Shell waits for a Confirmation to empty the bin.

9. Apply the Acion with OK. Apply the Task with OK. Enter your Windows Administrators Password.

10. You can test it by right clicking on the created Task and selecting Run.


More on Parameters you can find at the official Microsoft Power Shell Documentation Website.


Ubuntu Gnome on a Thinkpad x240

Recently i’ve bought a new notebook. After months of research i finally decided to buy a Lenovo Thinkpad x240. The specifications are quite aẃesome for a notebook for approximately 1000€. The 12,5 inch ultrabook comes with a non-glare 1080p screen, a core i7-4600 cpu, 8 GB of Ram, 256 GB SSD and built-in 3G modem. Because i love to work on a two monitor setup at home, and because of a wide range of additional devices i use in my office, i additionally bought a dock for the notebook.

I was unsure how this setup would work in an Ubuntu Gnome environment. After receiving notebook and dock i just made a BIOS Update (OS independent) and a firmware Update for my dock (Windows only). I was curious on how notebook and dock are working on windows 7. Windows needed up to 10 minutes to recognize mouse, keyboard, external card reader, steam controller and xbox 360 wireless controller. Dissapointing! The Multi-monitor setup was working. But problems occured while removing the notebook from the dock and plugging it back while powered on. Again all USB Ressources connected to the dock needed some minutes to install again. Then i tried out the internal 3G Modem. I chose “bob” from the provider list and… nothing. Windows failed to “configure the APN”.

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Turok: Dinosaur Hunter Remastered

Schneller, abwechslungsreicher Klassiker: Schon auf dem Nintendo 64 hat mich Turok fasziniert. Jetzt erhällt man eine etwas aufgepeppte Neuauflage, die aber in keinem Moment den Charme des Klassikers verliert. Mit FXAA und einer etwas besseren Sichtweite kann sich Turok schon sehen lassen. Vor allem war und bleibt Turok ein äußerst flotter Shooter mit einem gefälligen Soundtrack und einem einmaligen Leveldesign. Dass die Grafik trotz einiger Verbesserungen verstaubt ist, spielt keine Rolle – denn, und das ist das Wichtigste, das Gameplay passt.

Im Moment gibt es Turok bei Steam um 15,99 €.