Empty Recycle Bin - Add to Desktop Context Menu

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How to Add "Empty Recycle Bin" to the Vista Desktop Context Menu
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This will show you how to add or remove the Empty Recycle Bin option from the desktop context menu in Vista.
How to Add "Empty Recycle Bin" to the Vista Desktop Context Menu

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This will show you how to add or remove the Empty Recycle Bin option from the desktop context menu in Vista. By default, Empty Recycle Bin is not in the desktop context menu.

EXAMPLE: Desktop Context Menu without and with "Empty Recycle Bin" added
Default_Desktop_Menu.jpgAdded.jpg


Here's How:
1. To Add Empty Recycle Bin to Desktop Context Menu
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.​
Add_Desktop_Empty_Recycle_Bin.zip
download

B) Go to step 3.​

2. To Remove Empty Recycle Bin to Desktop Context Menu
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.​
Remove_Desktop_Empty_Recycle_Bin.zip
download

3. Click on Save, and save the .zip file to the desktop.​
4. Open the .zip file and extract the .reg file to the desktop.​
5. Right click the extracted .reg file and click on Merge.​
6. Click on Run, Continue, Yes, and OK when prompted.​
7. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg and .zip files if you like.​

That's it,
Shawn


 

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Kernel

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Power User
It is a very good idea to setup clean desktop. no need to place recycle bin icon on the desktop.
 

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mvp
You're welcome guys. I always like a clean desktop as well. :)
 

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mvp
Hello PCS, and welcome to Vista Forums.

This works perfectly fine on Vista 64-bit, but does not work on Windows 7. Windows 7 questions and issues need to be posted at our sister site Seven Forums instead though.

Sorry. :(
 

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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
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    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
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