Recycle Bin Menu

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How to Replace "Delete" in the Recycle Bin Context Menu in Vista
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This will show you how to replace Delete in the Recycle Bin Context Menu with Disk Cleanup, Search, or Clear System Temps
How to Replace "Delete" in the Recycle Bin Context Menu in Vista

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This will show you how to replace Delete in the Recycle Bin context menu with Disk Cleanup, Search, or Clear System Temps.

EXAMPLE: Recylce Bin Context Menu with Delete
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EXAMPLE: Context Menu after Delete is Replaced with One of These Options


Here's How:
NOTE: You do not need to restore Delete to switch between the items below to replace Delete with. They will automatically replace each other. You will only need to restore Delete if you want Delete back instead of the items.
1. To Replace Delete with Disk Cleanup
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.​
Replace with Disk Cleanup.reg
download

B) Go to step 5.​

2. To Replace Delete with Search
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.​
Replace with Search.reg
download

B) Go to step 5.​

3. To Replace Delete with Clear System Temps
NOTE: This clears the %UserProfile%\AppData\Local\Temp and %SystemRoot%\Temp temporary files in Vista.
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below​
Replace with Clear System Temps.reg
download

B) Go to step 5.​

4. To Restore the Default Delete
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.​
Restore Delete.reg
download

5. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the Desktop.​
6. Right click on the downloaded .reg file and click Merge.​
7. Click on Run, Continue (UAC), Yes, and then OK when prompted.​
8. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.​
That's it,
Shawn


 
Last edited:
Shawn Brink

Comments

Hi Paulmallory,

Welcome to the forum. :party:

What specifically did not work for you? This way I can investigate it for you to see what may have happened.

Shawn
 
The recycle bin icon on my desktop still does not change to full when items are placed into it. This all started when I accidentally deleted the recycle bin icon from my desktop. I got it back on the desktop, but it won't change to full.
 
This did not work for me on my Vista Home Premium 32 bit machine.

It added the Disk Cleanup path to the recycle bin but it did not remove the Delete option. Removing the Delete option is really all I want to do.
 
Hi bam4846,

Welcome to Vista x64 Forums. :party:

Strange these were tested on both the 32 bit and 64 bit versions of Vista. Did any of the other ones replace Delete for you?

Shawn
 
Only tried the one since it was moderately useful to me.

I really would just like the delete option removed with nothing else added. Unless I could replace it with a "winning lottery numbers generator" option. That would come in handy. Anything else just makes a large pain-in-the-ass into a small pain-in-the-ass.

Thank you for your reply.
 
Hi Brink!
I was just wondering if other things can be removed from the
recycle bin menu?
Thanks for you'r reply.

Later, Ted :shock:
 
Ted, I'm sure there may be a way somehow. What are you intereseted in removing? I'll take a poke around the registry to see if I can find it.

Shawn
 
bam4846,

Sorry, you can only replace it to remove Delete. Search is not a bad alternative.

Shawn
 
Only tried the one since it was moderately useful to me.

I really would just like the delete option removed with nothing else added. Unless I could replace it with a "winning lottery numbers generator" option. That would come in handy. Anything else just makes a large pain-in-the-ass into a small pain-in-the-ass.

Thank you for your reply.
Just run this reg file (trust me!) the del will be gone.
 

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After I deleted my recycle bin about a 100 times I found your solution and replaced delete with Clear system temps.and repaired the icon.This is the best thing ever,what a simple fix for big pain in the butt. Vista Home Premium 32 bit and it works just fine,thanks
 
Your welcome CKC, and welcome to Vista Forums. :party:

I'm glad to hear that it was able to help you.

Shawn
 
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