How to Rename Recycle Bin – [Time Waste Tip]

You might want to rename Windows Recycle Bin from its default name Recycle Bin to may be Trash, Use Me, etc. This is just for fun and if you want to rename recycle bin then follow the given steps below. You don’t need to install any application for this.

  • Copy this 645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E
  • Go to Start Menu > Run write regedit hit enter
  • Press Ctrl + F, paste what you have copied in step 1
  • Double click on Default key on the right side & enter new name of your choice, Press Ok
  • Go to desktop and press F5 to refresh. You’ll find Recycle Bin with new name and hover on with mouse, it shows the new description Tooltip.

It is risky to work with Registry for example if you handle it incorrectly or enter wrong data then it may cause any damage to system. So, it is recommended that before editing Registry take back up of it.

2 comments… add one
itenny August 10, 2009, 5:20 am

Thanks a lot!

ENGR SHAHZAD HASHIM April 3, 2011, 1:17 pm

thanks dear

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