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Apr
2009



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vistaIf you work on your computer or even if you spend some time on it for leisure, you know pretty well how every now and then you need to use the Recycle Bin on the desktop to trash documents, files, pictures etc. The Recycle Bin application is quite useful and nobody argues about it. Anyway, a lot of people find such an icon quite bothering, above all if they don’t have a lot of space on the desktop and  wish to get more room for other, more important applications. Let’s see how, thanks to a small hack, you can remove the Recycle Bin icon and put it directly to the Start Menu.

  1. Open your Notepad by clicking Start – All – Programs – Accessories – Notepad.
  2. Now, copy and paste the following code (yes, I know. Its size its too small. Well I couldn’t help it. If I wrote it biggerI would get issues with the way the web page is formatted) :
  3. Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{E44E5D18-0652-4508-A4E2-8A090067BCB0}] @=”Recycle Bin command object for Start menu” “LocalizedString”=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,\ 6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,\ 00,5c,00,73,00,68,00,65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,\ 2c,00,2d,00,38,00,39,00,36,00,34,00,00,00 “InfoTip”=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,\ 6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,\ 00,73,00,68,00,65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,\ 2d,00,32,00,32,00,39,00,31,00,35,00,2c,00,2d,00,31,00,30,00,00,00 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{E44E5D18-0652-4508-A4E2-8A090067BCB0}\DefaultIcon] @=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\ 00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,69,00,6d,00,\ 61,00,67,00,65,00,72,00,65,00,73,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,2d,00,35,\ 00,35,00,00,00 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{E44E5D18-0652-4508-A4E2-8A090067BCB0}\Shell] [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{E44E5D18-0652-4508-A4E2-8A090067BCB0}\Shell\Open] [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{E44E5D18-0652-4508-A4E2-8A090067BCB0}\Shell\Open\Command] @=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\ 00,5c,00,65,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,\ 65,00,20,00,2f,00,4e,00,2c,00,20,00,3a,00,3a,00,7b,00,36,00,34,00,35,00,46,\ 00,46,00,30,00,34,00,30,00,2d,00,35,00,30,00,38,00,31,00,2d,00,31,00,30,00,\ 31,00,42,00,2d,00,39,00,46,00,30,00,38,00,2d,00,30,00,30,00,41,00,41,00,30,\ 00,30,00,32,00,46,00,39,00,35,00,34,00,45,00,7d,00,00,00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Approved] “{E44E5D18-0652-4508-A4E2-8A090067BCB0}”=”Recycle Bin command object for Start menu” [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\StartMenu\StartPanel\ShowSetProgramAccessAndDefaults] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\StartMenu\StartPanel\ShowRecycleBin] “Type”=”checkbox” “Text”=”@shell32.dll,-8964″ “HKeyRoot”=dword:80000001 “RegPath”=”Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\Advanced” “ValueName”=”Start_ShowRecycleBin” “CheckedValue”=dword:00000001 “UncheckedValue”=dword:00000000 “DefaultValue”=dword:00000001 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\StartMenu\StartPanel\ShowRecycleBin\Policy] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\StartMenu\StartPanel\ShowRecycleBin\Policy\NoRecycleBin]
  4. Save the notepad document as: move_recyclebin.reg
  5. Double-click the move_recyclebin.reg
  6. Restart your computer for the change to take effect.



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One Comment to “How to add the Recycle Bin to the Start Menu”

  1. Dwight Stegall Says:

    A simpler way is to right-click the “Recycle Bin” icon on your desktop. Click on “Create Shortcut”. Drag the shortcut over the “Start Button” until the menu appears. Then move the shortcut where you want it. Right-click the shortcut and click on rename to remove the word “shortcut” from the name. Just drag and drop files to this shortcut to send them to the Recycle Bin.


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