Friday, October 30, 2009

Rename the Recycle Bin of Windows

For quite some I have trying to find out ways to rename the Recycle bin seen on the desktop of Windows operating system. I found quite some very interesting methods. So I am listing all these methods step by step. This Windows Registry Hacking works in Windows XP.


  • Method I - Using registry -
  1. Click Start > Run > and type regedit. This will start the Windows Registry Editor.
  2. Now you have to go to the key form where you can rename the recycle bin. The key is HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\MUICache
  3. Click in right panel and select the key named '@C:\WINDOWS\system32\SHELL32.dll,-8964'. Now right click the key and select modify. Change the vale "Recycle Bin" to whatever you want.


  • Method II - Using Resigtry Editor Only Once (easy) -
  1. First step is same as above. You have to lanuch Windows Registry Editor. So Click Start > Run > and type regedit.
  2. Go to the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER/CLSID/645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E/ShellFolder
  3.  Click in right panel and select the key named 'Attributes'. Now right click the key and select modify. Change the value 40 01 00 20 to 70 01 00 20
  4.  Now you don't have to goto registry any more to rename. Now go to desktop right-click on the recycle bin and choose explore.
  5. . In the left pane of Explorer, select Recycle Bin and press F2 to Rename.
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note:- Be careful while editing registry. An error can make your system unusable. Use at your own risk.

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