Monday, 03 September 2007

How to remove the recycle bin icon from your desktop in Windows XP

With Windows XP, you can quite easily remove icons like My Computer, My Documents, Internet Explorer and My Network Places by un-ticking what you don't want in your Desktop Properties.

Removing the Recycle Bin icon however, isn't as simple! Using a simple registry hack, here’s how you can remove the Recycle Bin from your Windows XP desktop:

- Press Windows key + R (This brings up the Run dialog box)

- Type regedit and press Enter (The open up Registry Editor)

- Navigate to:

- Right-click on {645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E} and click Delete. [See pic below]

- You can now close Registry Editor. After a restart, the Recycle Bin icon will be no longer be part of your Windows Desktop!

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