Recycle Bin Properties - Add or Remove

    Recycle Bin Properties - Add or Remove

    Recycle Bin Properties - Add or Remove

    How to Add or Remove "Properties" from Recycle Bin Context Menu in Windows
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    How to Add or Remove "Properties" from Recycle Bin Context Menu in Windows

       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 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.


    EXAMPLE: Recycle Bin Properties
    Recycle Bin Properties - Add or Remove-rb_context_menu_removed.jpg

    Recycle Bin Properties - Add or Remove-rb_context_menu.jpgRecycle Bin Properties - Add or Remove-rb_properties.jpg



    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
    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
    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)
    Recycle Bin Properties - Add or Remove-group_policy.jpg
    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)
    Recycle Bin Properties - Add or Remove-edit.jpg
    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





  1. Posts : 13,354
    Windows 7 Professional x64
       #1

    Good tutorial, Shawn.

    Just out of curiosity, why would anyone want to do this?
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  2. Posts : 72,175
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    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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  3. Posts : 201
    Win-7HP, VistaHP, XP
       #3

    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 win7 options. Since now has setting to hide / remove :)
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