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Change the name of your Recycle Bin

By: Arie Slob

To Change the name of your Recycle Bin:

  1. Start the Registry Editor
  2. Search (Ctrl+F) for Recycle Bin
  3. Make sure the check boxes of Keys, Values and Data are checked and click Find Next
  4. At the first result, double-click the result and edit the "Recycle Bin" occurrence to whatever you prefer to call it
  5. Press F3 or Find Next in the Find window
  6. Cycle between step 4 and 5 until no more occurrences of "Recycle Bin" are found
  7. Close the registry editor and restart Windows

You can also add Rename to the right-click context menu of the recycle bin. To do so:

  1. Start the Registry Editor
  2. Go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT \ CLSID \ {645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}
  3. Select the ShellFolder
  4. Select the Attributes key, right-click and choose Modify
  5. Change the value from 40 01 00 20 to read 50 01 00 20
  6. Close the registry editor