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Recycle Bin Properties - Add or Remove

How to Add or Remove "Properties" from Recycle Bin Context Menu in Windows
Published by Brink
06 Feb 2010
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How to Add or Remove "Properties" from Recycle Bin Context Menu in Windows

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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 add or remove Properties from the Recycle Bin desktop icon's context menu for specific or all users in Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8.

You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.


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OPTION ONE
Add or Remove "Properties" from Recycle Bin using REG File Download

NOTE: This option will affect all users on the PC.
1. To Add "Properties" to Recycle Bin Context Menu
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 3 below.
Add_Recycle_Bin_Properties.reg
download
2. To Remove "Properties" from Recycle Bin Context Menu
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 3 below.
Remove_Recycle_Bin_Properties.reg
download
3. Save the .reg file to the desktop.

4. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

5. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC-Windows 7/8) or Continue (UAC-Vista), Yes, and OK to approve merging the .reg file.


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

7. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.




OPTION TWO
Add or Remove "Properties" from Recycle Bin in 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/tap on to expand User Configuration, Administrative Templates, and Desktop. (See screenshot below)
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3. In the right pane, double click/tap on Remove Properties from the Recycle Bin context menu to edit it (See screenshot above)

4. To Add "Properties" to Recycle Bin Context Menu
A) Select (dot) either Not Configured or Disabled, and go to step 6 below. (See screenshot below step 6)
NOTE: Not Configured is the default setting.

5. To Remove "Properties" from Recycle Bin Context Menu
A) Select (dot) Enabled, and go to step 6 below. (See screenshot below step 6)
6. Click/tap 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








06 Feb 2010   #1
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Good tutorial, Shawn.

Just out of curiosity, why would anyone want to do this?

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06 Feb 2010   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Jonathan,

It's mostly for those that need to restore it when it was unknowingly removed somehow, but it can be helpful if you do not want other users on the computer to be able to change the settings in the Recycle Bin properties page from what you have it set as.
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06 Feb 2010   #3
BSkiLLs

Win-7HP, VistaHP, XP
 
 

Great tut and .reg Brink

I have one done one for removing the recycle bin all together but dont need it now anymore not with Windows 7 options. Since now has setting to hide / remove
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