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Windows 7: Recycle Bin - Pin to Taskbar



Recycle Bin - Pin to Taskbar

How to Pin the Recycle Bin to the Windows 7 Taskbar
Published by Charbroil57
08 Apr 2009
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How to Pin the Recycle Bin to the Windows 7 Taskbar


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 create a Recycle Bin shortcut with Empty Recycle Bin in the context menu, and how to pin this shortcut to the taskbar as a toolbar.

Note   Note
Removable drives do not use or have a Recycyle Bin. Files deleted from removable drives are permanently deleted instead.


EXAMPLE: Recycle Bin Unpinned and Pinned from the Taskbar
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Here's How:
1. Make sure the Recycle Bin is on the desktop.
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2. Right click on the desktop and select New and Folder , then rename it anything you like. (i.e. Trash Bin)
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3. Drag & drop the Recycle Bin on the new Folder to create a shortcut.
NOTE: You could also Pin to Start Menu this new Recycle Bin shortcut by pressing and holding Shift, then right click on the shortcut, and click on Pin to Start Menu.
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4. Save the new Folder (containing Recycle Bin shortcut) to the directory of your choice (i.e. C:\Trash Bin) by dragging and dropping.
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5. UnLock the taskbar.

6. Right-click on the taskbar and select Toolbar and New toolbar...
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7. Navigate to the location you saved the New Folder (Ex: Trash Bin), select it and click on the Select Folder button.
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8. This places the new Toolbar and a Separator (dotted lines) on the taskbar.
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9. Right click on the Separator and uncheck Show Text and Show Title.
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10. Right click on the Separator and select View and Large Icons.
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11. You now have the Recycle Bin pinned to the taskbar.
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12. To Keep the Recycle Bin on Right Side of Taskbar
A) Left click on the Separator to the left of the folder and hold, then drag it to the left and right to make any adjustments to how you want the Recycle Bin positioned on the right side of the taskbar. (See screenshot above)

B) Release the left click when done.

C) Go to step 14.
13. To Have the Recycle Bin on Left Side of Taskbar
A) Left click on the Separator of the pinned taskbar programs on the far left side and hold, then drag it to the right past the Recycle Bin and release. (See screenshot below)
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B) Left click on the Separator of the pinned taskbar programs on the now right side and hold, then drag it to the left next to the Recycle Bin and release. (See screenshot below)
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14. Lock the taskbar.

15. Remove the Recycle Bin from the desktop.

Note   Note
You do know that when you drag & drop copied shortcuts from the Start Menu in with the Recycle Bin shortcut, that those automatically become Quick Launch items beside the Recycle Bin. By doing it that way you can "kill two birds with one stone".(See screenshot below)
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Enjoy,







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15 Apr 2009   #1
garbanzo

7600 x86
 
 

this is excellent!!

now i can get rid of the only icon i ever have on my desktop. i love the new taskbar, it's so very useful

great tutorial, i appreciate your time and effort.


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15 May 2009   #2
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

You can also move that toolbar to the left side and remove the text and change the icon size to large, which looks like this.

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17 May 2009   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

This tutorial has been updated to have the choice of having the pinned Recycle Bin (fully functional) on the left or right side of the taskbar.
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17 May 2009   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Charbroil57.


Good tutorial, I like the recycle bin on the taskbar better; in Vista you could just drag it there.

Thank you!
















Later Ted
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17 May 2009   #5
Charbroil57

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (clean install)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello Charbroil57.
Good tutorial, I like the recycle bin on the taskbar better; in Vista you could just drag it there.
Thank you!
Later Ted
Hello Bare Foot Kid,

Your are quite welcome, it is a lot nicer if your into a clean desktop. Retaining the characteristic features we have come to like is a plus also.
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17 May 2009   #6
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Thanks CB57, like it so much! Great work, I think it fits nice on the left side with ql on the right.
Keep up the good input flow. lm



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18 May 2009   #7
Charbroil57

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (clean install)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by myzr7 View Post
Thanks CB57, like it so much! Great work, I think it fits nice on the left side with ql on the right.
Keep up the good input flow. lm
You do know that when your on step 3 of the Recycle Bin - Pin to Taskbar Tutorial and you drag & drop copied shortcuts from the Start Menu in with the Recycle Bin shortcut, that those automatically become Quick Launch items beside the Recycle Bin. By doing it that way you can "kill two birds with one stone". That is what I finally did as you can see in the attached screenshot.

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18 May 2009   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again.


This is very useful, I just used it to add a shortcut to my storage drive and a shortcut to Brinks Instant Restore Point that I couldn't get to pin to the taskbar previously.

Have some rep love on me.

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Later Ted


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18 May 2009   #9
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Charbroil57 View Post
You do know that when your on step 3 of the Recycle Bin - Pin to Taskbar Tutorial and you drag & drop copied shortcuts from the Start Menu in with the Recycle Bin shortcut, that those automatically become Quick Launch items beside the Recycle Bin. By doing it that way you can "kill two birds with one stone".
CB thanks again! I'm liking this more and more, however ql must remain because my better half does not like change.
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