How to Recycle the Recycle Bin

Wednesday, May 02, 2007 Posted by Aman Jain

Some people are paranoid about how clean their desktops look and would rather not have icons like My Computer,My Documents etc on it.Now to remove it just right click on the desktop ,Select Properties >Desktop>Customise Desktop and then uncheck all the boxes corresponding to the icons you don’t want.But what about the recycle bin?For removing this you have to go to the Registry editor,navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\.Look for the key {645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E } and delete it.
Ofcourse you may want to just rename the recycle bin instead of deleting it all together.In this case you should navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windos\ShellNoRoam\MUICache and change the value of @C:\WINDOWS\system32\SHELL32.dll,-8964 to whatever you want !!