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Windows 7: Show recycled files in context menu?

05 Dec 2010   #1
Grenadier

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Show recycled files in context menu?

I would like to have a list of the Recycle Bin's contents in the right-click context menu (of the recycle bin.) I found the registry key for the Recycle Bin's context menu, but I have no idea how to 'reference' the files that are in the bin so as to list them in the menu.

I know it's possible thanks to a program called KO Approach.

There are at least 2 reasons why I don't want to just use that program:
  1. The context menu it provides is invoked by holding the left mouse button & I want this added to the existing right-click menu.
  2. I think this is such a small thing, that installing yet another little program doesn't seem worth it.

Though this is small it would mean:
right-clicking the recycle bin > seeing what's in there > clicking 'empty recycle bin'
Instead of:
right-clicking the recycle bin > hovering over 'empty recycle bin' > wondering/worrying what's in there > opening the folder > then finally clicking 'empty recycle bin'


P.S. This is my first post (on any forum, ever) so if I did something wrong, be gentle.


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05 Dec 2010   #2
Anak

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05 Dec 2010   #3
Grenadier

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Anak, I looked at that program before (didn't install), but it doesn't seem to list the actual files from inside the bin in the context menu. You have to open the RecycleBinEx window to see deleted files...


The image shows what ko approach does (left click and hold). I want to get this effect from the normal recycle bin context menu.


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05 Dec 2010   #4
Anak

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

And you want to see them on the context menu instead of opening another window.
I'll keep thinking and looking....

Since you've been poking around in the registry this is an interesting read:
How To Customize Recycle Bin Context Menu? | TheDailyReviewer

btw.....Welcome to 7F
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05 Dec 2010   #5
Grenadier

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Thank you for the welcome and thank you for the speedy reply
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