Windows 10: Can you remove 'Pin to Start' from the right-click on Recycle Bin? Solved


  1. Posts : 74
    W10 Home/W10 Pro
       18 Aug 2016 #1

    Can you remove 'Pin to Start' from the right-click on Recycle Bin?


    Sorry if it's been asked before but couldn't find this in searching the forum - is there a registry hack to get rid of the 'Pin to Start' option when you right-click on the Recycle Bin icon on desktop? I keep clicking on this in error when going to click 'Empty recycle bin'.

    Thanks.
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  2. Posts : 9,011
    Windows 10 Professional
       21 Aug 2016 #2

    Debbie said: View Post
    Sorry if it's been asked before but couldn't find this in searching the forum - is there a registry hack to get rid of the 'Pin to Start' option when you right-click on the Recycle Bin icon on desktop? I keep clicking on this in error when going to click 'Empty recycle bin'.

    Thanks.
    There is but, unfortunately it will remove the entry from all folder items that apply, system wide.
    You would need to navigate to the following Key in the Windows Registry:

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\PintoStartScreen]
    @="{470C0EBD-5D73-4d58-9CED-E91E22E23282}"

    ... right click on PintoStartScreen and Export it first, (so you can Merge it back if something goes terribly wrong!)

    then right click and Delete it. The affect is immediate.

    Please, take necessary precautions before modifying the Windows Registry!
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  3. Posts : 74
    W10 Home/W10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       21 Aug 2016 #3

    Thanks so much for this, it has solved my problem and I have exported a back-up .reg file, should I want to undo it. I use an alternative Start Menu anyway so I shouldn't miss it!
    Thanks again!
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