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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 rename 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

Rename Recycle Bin

You can also use my Tweaking Toolbox for Windows, one of it's functions is to let you change the name of the recycle bin directly, another function is to add Rename to the right-click context menu of the recycle bin.

For more information & free trial, check the Tweaking Toolbox for Windows pages.

Tweaking Toolbox for Windows - Desktop tab