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    Add or Remove Recycle Bin from Navigation Pane in Windows 10

    Add or Remove Recycle Bin from Navigation Pane in Windows 10

    How to Add or Remove Recycle Bin in Navigation Pane of File Explorer in Windows 10
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    13 Jul 2017
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    How to Add or Remove Recycle Bin in Navigation Pane of File Explorer in Windows 10

    information   Information
    The Recycle Bin provides a safety net when deleting files or folders. When you delete any of these items from your hard disk, Windows places it in the Recycle Bin and the Recycle Bin icon changes from empty to full.

    This tutorial will show you how to add or remove Recycle Bin in the navigation pane of File Explorer for only your account in Windows 10.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Add or Remove Recycle Bin in Navigation Pane using "Show all folders"
    • Option Two: To Add or Remove Recycle Bin in Navigation Pane using a REG file


    EXAMPLE: Add or Remove Recycle Bin in navigation pane of File Explorer
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    Add or Remove Recycle Bin from Navigation Pane in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Add or Remove Recycle Bin from Navigation Pane in Windows 10
    To Add or Remove Recycle Bin in Navigation Pane using "Show all folders"

    1. Turn on or off Show all folders for what you want.






    Add or Remove Recycle Bin from Navigation Pane in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Add or Remove Recycle Bin from Navigation Pane in Windows 10
    To Add or Remove Recycle Bin in Navigation Pane using a REG file

    Note   Note
    You can use this option to add Recycle Bin to the navigation pane without having to also Show all folders in your navigation pane.

    If you have Show all folders turned on from OPTION ONE above, then this option will have no affect until Show all folders is turned off.


    The .reg files below will add and change the DWORD value for the registry key below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}

    System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree DWORD

    0 = Hide Recycle Bin
    1 = Show Recycle Bin


    1. Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Add Recycle Bin to Navigation Pane

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Add_Recycle_Bin_to_Navigation_Pane.reg

    download


     3. To Remove Recycle Bin from Navigation Pane

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Remove_Recycle_Bin_from_Navigation_Pane.reg

    download

    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. If you like, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

    8. If open, close and reopen File Explorer to apply.





    That's it,
    Shawn


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  1. Posts : 21
    Windows 10 (10240), Windows 10 (1511)
       24 Dec 2015 #1

    Thank you very much, dude!
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  2. Posts : 22,245
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16241
    Thread Starter
       25 Dec 2015 #2

    You're most welcome Pérsio, and welcome to Ten Forums.
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  3. Posts : 21
    Windows 10 (10240), Windows 10 (1511)
       26 Dec 2015 #3

    Hellow, dude. Thank you for your wellcome message. I was wodering... I do not use the Windows folders ("Picutures", "Video", Documents", etc) to put my files. I use to creat a folder on root directory and put my files there. So... Do you think is there a way to make Windows explorer shows "local disk" instead of "This Computer"? I am not sure I was clear enough....
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  4. Posts : 22,245
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16241
    Thread Starter
       26 Dec 2015 #4

    Pérsio,

    If you mean the "Folders" in the "This PC" window, then the tutorial below can help show you how to remove them.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6...dows-10-a.html
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  5. Posts : 63
    Windows 10 1703 Creators Update
       23 Oct 2016 #5

    How do I change the Recycle Bin's icon in the file explorer navigation pane if it was added using Winaero Tweaker?
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  6. Posts : 22,245
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16241
    Thread Starter
       23 Oct 2016 #6

    Hello Joshua,

    Using the method in the tutorial below should still work to change the Recycle Bin icon in the navigation pane as well.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html
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