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Windows 7: rather mundane issue: removing the recycle bin icon from the desktop

25 Sep 2011   #1
deantaylor

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 
rather mundane issue: removing the recycle bin icon from the desktop

how would I remove the recycle bin icon from the desktop? I've tried right clicking--no option for its removal is apparent...

thank you
Dean


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25 Sep 2011   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Right-click your desktop and choose Personalize then click Change Desktop Icons, and then uncheck the Recycle Bin before clicking Apply followed by OK.

Desktop Icons - Add or Remove

Click on the screenshot below to enlarge it.

-recycle.jpg


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25 Sep 2011   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

Hello Dean, and welcome to Seven Forums.

In addition, if you would like to have the Recycle Bin on your taskbar, then this can help show you how to.

Recycle Bin - Pin to Taskbar

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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25 Sep 2011   #4
deantaylor

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 
thank you both!

thanks for a prompt reply...

Dean
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25 Sep 2011   #5
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You're very welcome, pleased we were able to help.
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25 Sep 2011   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

You're most welcome Dean. I'm glad that we could help.
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