Friday, September 4, 2009

All About Your Recycle Bin

How to Empty your Recycle BIn

Recycle Bin is a place where you files are stored temprorarly for a time period when you deleted some from your pc computer. So, that if the files are deleted accidently it can be recovered.

As after some times a lot of files are piled up in your recycle bin eating up your storage space You should empty them periodially.

  • Select the Recycle Bin Icon available on your Desktop
  • Just Right Click and Select the option Empty Recycle Bin.
  • When ask for further confirmation click Yes.

How to Remove the Recycle Bin from the Desktop

Having some of the icons really iritates some of the time and if you don’t use the Recycle Bin to store deleted files why to carry this icon at your desktop , you can get rid of its desktop icon all together.

Run Regedit and go to:


Click on the “Recycle Bin” string in the right hand pane. Hit Del, click OK.

How to Rename the Recycle Bin

Have you thought about changing the name of your Recycle Bin to Crap Box. But you were not so here is your chance to do so..

To change the name of the Recycle Bin desktop icon, open Regedit and go to:


and change the name “Recycle Bin” to whatever you want (don’t type any quotes).

How to Increase the Size of your Recycle Bin

Have you ever experienced that you have deleted a file accidently and when you tried to recover that from your recycle bin to your astonishment it is not there in your recycle bin. Why?
Well by default the size of the recycle bin is set to certain percentage of your c: drive and if the file you have deleted is more than what it can accomadete in that case the file is deleted permanetly and you can not recover it from your recycle bin. So why not increase that size..

To Increase the size of the Recycle bin

  • Select the Recycle Bin Icon available on your Desktop
  • Just Right Click and Select the Properties option.
  • Increase the percentage bar as per your convinence.
  • Click Ok and you are done.

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