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

Shawn, Thanks for this. Replace Delete with Disk Cleanup worked perfectly for me in Vista Home Premium SP1 (32 bit). I have many times in the past stupidly deleted the recycle bin icon when I meant only to empty it, so your hack is much appreciated!:party:
 
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.
How do you get delete back if someone wanted to?
 
Hi Gate1975mlm,

Welcome to Visa Forums. :party:

You would just use the REG download in step 4 to restore the default Delete. ;)

Hope this helps,
Shawn
 
Although I'm pretty computer savy and have been using a computer of one kind or another since 1981, after getting my new computer with Vista, I've been deleting the recycle bin over and over. A lot of the time, I would be extra careful to only click on empty, but my hand is faster than my eye & brain!

Today I got smart and decided to do a search to find out if there was a fix for this. The first one I came across entailed me editing my registry. The second one led me to this website where I corrected the problem in less that 2 minutes (which included the downloading time).

Thanks so much for making my life easier!

Viveca:D
 
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