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Windows 7: Bin in Start Menu


15 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Bin in Start Menu

Hi !

Does anybody know how to add the bin in the start menu ?
When I do it, the function to emptying it, doesn't appear... and if the bin is empty or full the icon is the same...

Thanks...

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15 Dec 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Scoubi, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could drag and drop the desktop Recycle Bin into one of the hidden folders below to have it show up in your Start Menu All Programs area as a shortcut with the "Empty..." option.

Current user only:
C:\Users\User-Name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

All users:
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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15 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Tanks for your answer but it doesn't work...

For the second path : it's not the location where I want that the bin appear.

For the first : I restarted my computer but the bin not appear...
Is it normal that in your path it's writed "Internet Explorer" ?
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15 Dec 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Sorry, had the wrong path somehow. Try the correct path above instead.

If you didn't want it in the All Programs area in the Start Menu, then you might consider having the Recycle Bin pinned to the taskbar instead if you like.

Recycle Bin - Pin to Taskbar
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16 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I'm sorry Brink but due to my poor english, I misspoke !
Infact, I wish the Bin appear in the white part of the start menu... is it possible ?
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16 Dec 2010   #6

Windows 7 Pro/Ultimate x 64 & Windows 8.1 x 64
 
 

Hello Scoulbi7 an easy way to place the recycle bin on the Start menu or (white part) is to drag the recycle bin icon to the start menu button (see fig 1) and wait until the "pin to start menu" dialogue appears under the recycle bin icon then release the left mouse button and the recycle bin should now be in your start menu (fig 2).

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16 Dec 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

IownAmoneyPit, with this method the problem is it's not possible to empty the Bin when doing a right click !
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16 Dec 2010   #8

Windows 7 Pro/Ultimate x 64 & Windows 8.1 x 64
 
 

In post #2 use the path given by Brink to create the shortcut in the all programs part of the menu and the empty recycle bin context will be available. (see photo)

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16 Dec 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I don't understand it doesn't work...

I tried to creat a shortcut for the current user, for all user, for both of them and your draging without success !
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16 Dec 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

No, I'm sorry, I misspoke another time !
It's this white part of the Start menu where I want that the Bin appear (the one with big icons) :

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