Remove Recycle Bin from Desktop in XP.....


OS: Windows XP

If you are trying to delete all the icons on your desktop then you would notice that only Recycle Bin icon is not getting deleted where as all the icons like My Computer can easily be removed. This icon can easily removed & retained after deleting by following these steps :--


Deleting Recycle Bin icon :



  • Open registry Editor(regedit.exe) in Run Under start menu.
  • Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\
    Desktop\NameSpace\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}
  • Delete the Key {645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E} by right clicking on it & selecting Delete
  • Then close the editor.
  • Reboot or Restart your PC

after this your Recycle Bin icon will be removed from the desktop...


Bringing Back Recycle Bin Icon on Desktop again :



  • Open registry Editor(regedit.exe) in Run Under start menu.
  • Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ Desktop\NameSpace
  • Then right click on NameSpace,select New & then select Key & name it as
    {645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}
  • Your Recycle Bin icon will again be restored....

Stay tuned for more tricks....



Bob Matharoo


4 comments:

Suadref said...

isn't it dangerous to mess with registers? But it's a nifty trick nonetheless. Maybe I'll try it later. Haha. Cool website dude. Gonna come back for more.

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aarti said...

THIS IS THE BEST WAY TO REMOVE THE RECYCLE BIN FROM THE DESKTOP.

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