пʼятниця, 10 жовтня 2008 р.

Another way to remove Recycle Bin from desktop in Windows XP

Sometimes you cannot simply Delete Recycle Bin from desktop. There is another way to do it. Try following:
- Press "Start" button and select "Run..."
- Type "regedit" and press "OK"
- Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel in the left panel
- Add new DWORD Value by right clicking on the empty area in the right panel and selecting New --> DWORD Value
- Type name "{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}"
- Double click on the new DWORD Value and set Value Data to "1"
- Press "OK" and close Registry Editor
- Refresh you desktop
- Viola! You shouldn't see Recycle Bin anymore

If you still want be able to access Recycle Bin without being able to empty it try reading this tutorial.

вівторок, 19 серпня 2008 р.

Remove "Empty Recycle Bin" from Recycle Bin popup menu

If you are:
- insane on emptying Recycle Bin every time you see it's full
- want to remove "Empty Recycle Bin" from desktop icon popup menu
- want to keep Recycle Bin icon on the desktop to be able to open it

Then there is a solution for you:
- Select Recycle Bin icon on desktop and press Delete
- Confirm action - icon should disappear (if that won't work than try this tutorial)
- Right click on any empty space and select New --> Shortcut
- Enter explorer ::{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E} into location field and press Next
- Enter Recycle Bin as name of shortcut and press Finish
- Go to the popup menu of the new shortcut and select Properties
- Press Change icon at the bottom of dialog
- Type %SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll into Look for icons in this file field
- Select Recycle Bin icon, press OK and then OK to close dialog
- Enjoy ;)

Tested on Windows XP and Vista.