Rename recycle bin


Renaming the recycle Bin can be a bit of fun because as I guess you would be pleased to hear your friend saying- wow how did you do it? It’s amazing, you are a genius. Doesn't it sound nice? I would not admit that renaming Recycle Bin is as easy as renaming other icons & even if I would, I would be lying to you.

This is because you cannot just right click Recycle Bin & select rename from the right click option. You’ll not even get the option to rename it. The option for renaming is not shown when you right click recycle bin icon. However, it would generally do so in case of any other file, folder or icon. You cannot just rename the recycle bin icon in windows XP using normal ways to rename. If you want to rename the recycle Bin, you would need to use the Registry Editor (a component included in Windows to edit, manage & maintain the registry).

But, it's still easy. Just follow the step by step procedure, you'll breeze through the steps and the process would seem like a gameplay :-).

How to do it

1.Got to start & click Run.

2.Now in the open dialog box, type ‘regedit’ (without ‘’ quotes).

3.Now, you should see a registry editor screen as shown below:

4.Now navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\EXPlorer\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}.

5.Now after navigating to the above mentioned address in the Registry Editor, You will see an entry called (Default) which has no value data. Right click it & select Modify.

6.Now in the value data type "Trash" (Without quotes) as shown in the screenshot below:

7.Now you are finished, so click OK & close the registry editor.

8.Now as soon as you refresh your Desktop, the boring Recycle Bin text is gone & you are ready with you new text- Trash.


Now as soon as you see the desktop, refresh the desktop by pressing F5 & you are ready with the new name of Recycle Bin.Restart if you still do not see the changed name.

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