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Windows 7: Empty Recycle Bin


14 Apr 2009   #1

Windows7
 
 
Empty Recycle Bin

Does anybody know

How to add "Empty Recycle Bin" to the Right Click context menu in windows7


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14 Apr 2009   #2

 
 

Isn't it already there?


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14 Apr 2009   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

I think he may mean to the desktop context menu instead. The method used in Vista for this does not work in Windows 7 though.

I'll keep looking to see if I can figure something out that may work though. I'll post back if I find anything.
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14 Jul 2009   #4

7 Ultimate 7601
 
 

Any update to this post? I have found a few workarounds, but they aren't the same as a simple registry edit. I currently use a sidebar gadget for it, and that's a pain in my...

Brink, you are the man, so I'll wait for you.
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14 Jul 2009   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

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21 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium (Version 6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

I would also like to add "empty recycle bin" to the right-click desktop context menu. I have searched the web, but I have been unable to locate a registry script that I can merge into the registry to add this feature. I am familiar with editing the registry, so if anyone knows how to add this feature to the desktop context menu, it would be much appreciated.

Joseph Y.
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21 Feb 2010   #7

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joS3ph View Post
I would also like to add "empty recycle bin" to the right-click desktop context menu. I have searched the web, but I have been unable to locate a registry script that I can merge into the registry to add this feature. I am familiar with editing the registry, so if anyone knows how to add this feature to the desktop context menu, it would be much appreciated.

Joseph Y.
It appears that Win 7 has a command for emptying the RB now instead of ref'ing a GUID in shellex for the task.

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
 
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\empty]
"CommandStateHandler"="{c9298eef-69dd-4cdd-b153-bdbc38486781}"
"Description"="@shell32.dll,-31332"
"Icon"="shell32.dll,-254"
"MUIVerb"="@shell32.dll,-10564"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\empty\command]
"DelegateExecute"="{48527bb3-e8de-450b-8910-8c4099cb8624}"
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Here's the code to place the context menu item at the bottom

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\empty]
"CommandStateHandler"="{c9298eef-69dd-4cdd-b153-bdbc38486781}"
"Description"="@shell32.dll,-31332"
"Icon"="shell32.dll,-254"
"MUIVerb"="@shell32.dll,-10564"
"Position"="Bottom"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\empty\command]
"DelegateExecute"="{48527bb3-e8de-450b-8910-8c4099cb8624}"
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I can upload as reg file if moderators will allow


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21 Feb 2010   #8

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Thank you Greg S
To make a .reg :
copye the code
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\empty]
"CommandStateHandler"="{c9298eef-69dd-4cdd-b153-bdbc38486781}"
"Description"="@shell32.dll,-31332"
"Icon"="shell32.dll,-254"
"MUIVerb"="@shell32.dll,-10564"
"Position"="Bottom"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\empty\command]
"DelegateExecute"="{48527bb3-e8de-450b-8910-8c4099cb8624}"
Start,All Programs,Accessorries,Notpad and past the code and close,save..
Then follow like picture:

Right click on saved .reg and Merge !
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21 Feb 2010   #9

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ridakash View Post
Thank you Greg S
You're welcome my friend
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21 Feb 2010   #10

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ridakash View Post
Thank you Greg S
To make a .reg :
copye the code
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\empty]
"CommandStateHandler"="{c9298eef-69dd-4cdd-b153-bdbc38486781}"
"Description"="@shell32.dll,-31332"
"Icon"="shell32.dll,-254"
"MUIVerb"="@shell32.dll,-10564"
"Position"="Bottom"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\empty\command]
"DelegateExecute"="{48527bb3-e8de-450b-8910-8c4099cb8624}"
Start,All Programs,Accessorries,Notpad and past the code and close,save..
Then follow like picture:

Right click on saved .reg and Merge !
This did not work for me



Can anyone put up a tute on how they made this work
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