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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

How to remove Recycle Bin from windows desktop

Guide on how to remove the Recycle Bin icon from your windows xp desktop.

I'd like to remove my recycle bin icon just because i don't like it haha!

Reasons why you should remove the bin icon:

  • your not using to store deleted items(then it has no use)
  • you have an desktop image and you don't want anything on top of it
A known fact is that the lesser files/icons on your desktop is the faster your computer is

What ever your reason maybe this small guide will surely help you.

can be done on windows xp or vista/windows 7

Go to Start menu
Run
type Regedit on the box
Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/explorer/Desktop/NameSpace
look for the recycle bin string on the right side , Hit delete and Ok

You should now restart your computer for it to take effect.

1 comment:

  1. I never thought that we can remove the Recycle Bin icon from your windows xp desktop.When I thought on both the reasons then first one is really appealing as I am not using it to store deleted items.I always press shift + delete. Surely i'll go to remove it.

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