How to Customize the Recycle Bin Context Menu in Vista

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This will show you how to add a program of your choice to the Recycle Bin context menu for easy use.

EXAMPLE: Before and two Afters
Recycle Bin - Add program to menu-original-jpgRecycle Bin - Add program to menu-new-menu-jpgRecycle Bin - Add program to menu-new_add_ons-jpg




OPTION ONE

Add Disk Cleanup, Search, or Clear System Temps

NOTE: You can add one or all of these if you like.
1. To Add Disk Cleanup
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Add Disk Cleanup.reg file.
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B) Go to step 7.
2. To Remove Disk Cleanup
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Remove Disk Cleanup.reg
download
B) Go to step 7.
3. To Add Search
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Add Search.reg
download
B) Go to step 7.
4. To Remove Search
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Remove Search.reg
download
B) Go to step 7.
5. To Add 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.
Add Clear System Temps.reg
download
B) Go to step 7.
6. To Remove Clear System Temps
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Remove Clear System Temps.reg
download
7. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the Desktop.

8. Right click on the downloaded .reg file and click on Merge.

9. Click on Run, Continue (UAC), Yes, and then OK when prompted.

10. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.




OPTION TWO

To Add a Item of Your Choice to the Recycle Bin Context Menu

NOTE: I will be using the program Wise Disk Cleaner as the example. You can use any program you like instead.
1. Open the Start Menu.

2. In the white line (Start Search) area, type regedit and press Enter.

3. Click on Continue in theUAC prompt.

4. In regedit, go to: (See screenshot below step 5)
NOTE: If Shell is not there, then right click on {645FF040-5081-101B-9F0B-00AA002F954E} and click on New and Key. Type Shell and press Enter.
Code:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F0B-00AA002F954E}\shell
5. In the left pane, right click shell and click on New and Key. (See screenshot below)
Recycle Bin - Add program to menu-shell-jpg
6. Type the name you want to appear in the context menu and press Enter. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: This will usually be the name of the program. For example: Wise Disk Cleaner. To REMOVE this, just right click on this key and click Delete and Yes.
Recycle Bin - Add program to menu-menu-name-jpg
7. In the left pane, right click on the name of new key (Step 6 above) and click on New and Key.
EX: Wise Disk Cleaner.

8. Type command and press Enter. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: This must be named command.

9. In right pane, right click (Default) and click on Modify.
Recycle Bin - Add program to menu-command-jpg
10. Type in the full path of the program .exe file. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: For the example:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Wise Disk Cleaner\WiseDiskCleaner.exe

11. Click on OK to apply.
Recycle Bin - Add program to menu-modify-jpg
12. The part you just added to the registry should look like this screenshot below.
Recycle Bin - Add program to menu-reg-after-jpg
13. Close regedit.
That's it,
Shawn