Friday, January 22, 2010

Pin Recycle Bin on the Taskbar

The secret is creating a special shortcut that you can pin to the taskbar that points to the recycle bin:

  1. Right click anywhere on your desktop and select New and then shortcut.
  2. In the location of the item box type in:

    %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe shell:RecycleBinFolder
  3. Click Next.
  4. For the name type in Recycle Bin.
  5. Then click Finish.
  6. Now your shortcut will be created but it will not have the right icon. Right click on the shortcut, select Properties. Then, click Change Icon
  7. Change the icon file to:

    Hit Enter and select the Recycle Bin Icon and click OK.
  8. Finally, drag the new shortcut onto the taskbar and it will be pinned directly. Once the shortcut is pinned, you can delete the original on the desktop.

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