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Recycle Bin Icon - Allow or Prevent to Display

How to Allow or Prevent the Windows 7 Recycle Bin Icon to Display
Published by Brink
18 Feb 2009 - Views: 222816
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How to Allow or Prevent the Windows 7 Recycle Bin Icon to Display

information   Information
The Recycle Bin provides a safety net when deleting files or folders. When you delete any of these items from your hard disk, Windows places it in the Recycle Bin and the Recycle Bin icon changes from empty to full.

This will show you how to allow or prevent the Windows 7 Recycle Bin icon to display from the desktop, Windows Explorer, programs that use Windows Explorer, and the File - Open menu bar window for all users on the computer. By default, the Recycle Bin icon is allowed to be displayed in all user accounts.
Note   Note
Removable drives do not use or have a Recycyle Bin. Files deleted from removable drives are permanently deleted instead.
warning   Warning
If set to prevent, then this will only remove the Recycle Bin icon and not prevent a user from using other methods to gain access to the contents of the hidden protected operating system C:\$Recycle.Bin folder though.

EXAMPLE: Desktop Icon Settings window
NOTE: When set to prevent, the Recycle Bin option will be grayed out.
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EXAMPLE: Recycle Bin icon Allowed and Prevented in Windows Explorer
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OPTION ONE
Using a REG File Download
1. To Allow Recyle Bin Icon to Display
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Allow_Display_Recycle_Bin_Icon.zip
download
B) Go to step 3.
2. To Prevent Recyle Bin Icon to Display
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Allow_Display_Recycle_Bin_Icon.zip
download
3. Click on Save, and save the .zip file to the desktop.

4. Open the .zip file and extract the .reg file to the desktop.

5. Right click the .reg file (On Desktop) and click on Merge.

6. Click on Run, Yes, Yes, and OK when prompted.

7. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to completely apply.

8. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg and .zip files on the desktop if you like.




OPTION TWO
Through the Local Group Policy Editor
1. Open the all users, specific users or groups, or all users except administrators Local Group Policy Editor for how you want this policy applied.

2. In the left pane, click on to expand User Configuration, Administrative Templates, and Desktop. (See screenshot below)
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3. In the right pane, right click on Remove Recycle Bin icon from desktop and click on Edit. (See screenshot above)

4. To Allow Recyle Bin Icon to Display
A) Select (dot) either Not Configured or Disabled. (See screenshot below step 6)

B) Go to step 6.
5. To Prevent Recyle Bin Icon to Display
A) Select (dot) Enabled. (See screenshot below step 6)
6. Click on OK. (See screenshot below)
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7. Close the Local Group Policy Editor window.

8. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to completely apply.

That's it,
Shawn







23 Dec 2009   #1
xXSevenXx

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64- bit
 
 

Can't seem to find that setting.
is it hidden?




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23 Dec 2009   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Seven,

You just need to have the main Desktop folder above Active Directory that one highlighted instead.
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23 Dec 2009   #3
xXSevenXx

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64- bit
 
 

No, it's not there either!

Recycle Bin Icon - Allow or Prevent to Display-capture.jpg

I removed it by right clicking on the desktop and unchecked 'Show desktop items' d


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23 Dec 2009   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Go up one more folder. It's the Desktop folder above Active Desktop.

With Show desktop items unchecked, it will hide all of them instead.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Dec 2009   #5
xXSevenXx

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64- bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Go up one more folder. It's the Desktop folder above Active Desktop.

With Show desktop items unchecked, it will hide all of them instead.
I removed it!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Dec 2009   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Ok mate. I'm glad that you got it sorted.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Jul 2010   #7
adamisoke

Windows 7 Ultimate edition x64
 
 
this way too

To remove recycle bin icon from desktop Right click on your desktop/personalize/change desktop icons/un-check recycle bin



Desktop Icons - Add or Remove
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31 Jul 2010   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Adam,

That would be fine if you just wanted to turn off the Recycle Bin, but this tutorial will allow you to prevent all users from being able to turn on or display the Recycle Bin at all instead. This way they will not be able to access it.

Thank you though.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Aug 2010   #9
adamisoke

Windows 7 Ultimate edition x64
 
 
oops

oh ok Brink you're right!My bad!
great tut though
thanks
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