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Windows 7: Restoring right-click recycle bin empting under explore


14 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 
Restoring right-click recycle bin empting under explore

I know the title is confusing so I will do my best to explain...

Back at BETA when I pinned Recycle Bin to the Windows Explorer icon in the Superbar, it would allow me to right click on the recycle bin under windows explorer and choose to empty the recycle bin. Now it only lets me open, view properties, or un-pin it...

Does anyone know a reg fix to give that small (but handy to me) functionality back?

Zidane2424(Chris)



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14 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Well you can always make a new toolbar and then you can right click on it with out having to go to the explorer icon first, you can also get your options back by holding shift when you right click on the recycle bin.
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14 Jul 2009   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Zidane,

What Mark posted above.

Recycle Bin - Pin to Taskbar

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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14 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
Well you can always make a new toolbar and then you can right click on it with out having to go to the explorer icon first, you can also get your options back by holding shift when you right click on the recycle bin.
wow thanks Mark...I held the shift key while right-clicking on the recycle bin pinned under windows explorer...and sure enough the option returned

Now that I have thought about it...it may have veen a security thing to not do that...if you delete something and do my method to open the recycle bin, a wrong click twice (one additional for the windows that pops up...) and the file is gone...but I am just trying to justify this so...

By the way...thanks to Shawn too....
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14 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Just chose to look at Shawn's tutorial and I think having the icon on the bar by itself is even better, will be doing that now

Looks like I should have surfed the tutorials first
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14 Jul 2009   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

LOL, I'm happy to hear that will work for you Zidane.
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