Recycle Bin

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by rem1x6, Jan 20, 2005.

  1. rem1x6

    rem1x6 Brian = D

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    Is there a way to hide or somehow take away the recycle bin icon on the desktop?
     
  2. rem1x6

    rem1x6 Brian = D

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    Well then how do i put it back when i need it?
     
  3. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    [hkey_local_machine\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer
    \desktop\namespace]

    Expand that key and a list of clsid values will be displayed and you want to go to this clsid value:

    {645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}


    Delete the above clisid value as this is the clsid value that corresponds to the recycle bin. After deleting that value restart the computer and now the recycle bin icon wont get displayed.
     
  4. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Export the key before you delete it or copy/paste the below in notepad and save it as a .reg file.
     
  5. rem1x6

    rem1x6 Brian = D

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    Well will i still be able to delete all the stuff in my recycling bin? or will it be automatically deleted
     
  6. vern

    vern Dominus Political User Folding Team

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    You'll still have a recycle bin ... you just won't have an icon on the desktop.
     
  7. rem1x6

    rem1x6 Brian = D

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    Where would my recycle bin be located on my windows when theres no icon on my desktop?
     
  8. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    The easiest way is to use TweakUI. There's a checkbox that you can clear to remove the Recycle Bin icon from the desktop. Just check the box again and the icon will appear again.
     
  9. zeke_mo

    zeke_mo (value not set) Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I really like that app, its small and does all the things that should have been done with xp
     
  10. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Agreed. Many of the MS Powertoys are extremely handy. I have most of them installed. :)
     
  11. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    it is done with xp...it is free after all, and provided by ms...there's always polish to add to these things after they're done.