Remove Recycle Bin

Published in Windows XP User Interface Tweaks by TweakXP Member with 235,882 views

How to remove Recycle Bin Icon from Desktop

If  using XP Pro

Go to START > RUN

Type GPEDIT.MSC

Navagate to USER CONFIGURATION >ADMINISTRATIVE TEMPLATES >Click on DESKTOP,

On the right hand pane find " Remove Recycle Bin icon on the desktop " , double left click on it to ENABLE it.

Sorted!

If using XP Home

Either use TweakUI or make the change manually in the registry.

Create or modify the following registry entry

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel

{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}

 REG_DWORD

0x00000001

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Comments

Easy and nice :) Ty very much

/wackq
Posted by Wackq on 5 years ago

thanx dude its very easy n working very thank full to u dear.....
Posted by mudassir on 5 years ago

Yhank You! :) no regedit :))
Posted by Mayo on 4 years ago

Just thought I'd let you know that I have XP Home Edition running on my pc and the first option works on that as well :D

Thanks Muchly
Posted by Nathalie on 4 years ago

Notes in the setting properties described above say for this to take effect you must log off and back on. Just FYI.
Posted by Tayler on 4 years ago

Thanks really much. I had been trying to remember for a while. You solved it. Thanks again.
Posted by Adi on 4 years ago

" Super easy! Thank you so much "
Posted by Samy on 4 years ago

It also works on Windows 7!! ;)
Posted by George on 4 years ago

Thanks a lot! I got rid of it as instructed. Now, how can I get it back if I need it? Please help.
Posted by Sy on 3 years ago

thanks mann....!! easy work......!! gr8..!
Posted by mittu on 3 years ago

I've made it to the administrator templates but I can't seem to find the desktop icon that was mentioned in instructions. Please Help!
Posted by Xp user on 3 years ago

thank u i got it i like to be a member for this site can u send the reg... site to my mail id ([email protected])
Posted by gokul on 3 years ago

works perfectly

Posted by secret on 3 years ago

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