Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

bin the bin


  • Please log in to reply

#1
thero_cpd

thero_cpd

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 99 posts
anyone no how to get recycle bin off desktop, i no u can alter user's settings to it dont come up but dont no how, i have admin control so- could anyone help??
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
kunwon1

kunwon1

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 59 posts
The only way I know how to do it involves registry editing - something that you should be very very careful with and always export keys to a file as a backup measure before changing/removing them. That being said, here is a link:

edit: This is for WinXP/2003 only.

http://www.petri.co...._in_xp_2003.htm

Edited by kunwon1, 15 June 2006 - 01:46 PM.

  • 0

#3
fructose

fructose

    Retired Staff

  • Retired Staff
  • 284 posts
A simpler solution for Win2k is to use Tweak UI 1.33.

Download and run the program. It will extract several files to the directory you ran the program from. Right-click on the .inf file and select Install.

Once that is done installing, go to the Control Panel and open TweakUI. Go to the Desktop tab and you can un-check the Recycle Bin.

If you are using WinXP, I'll explain how to get the WinXP Power Toys.
  • 0

#4
thero_cpd

thero_cpd

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 99 posts
ah kkk yea sorry i should ave sed, im on xp
  • 0

#5
fructose

fructose

    Retired Staff

  • Retired Staff
  • 284 posts
Ok, go here and download tweakui.exe (the non-Itanium one, unless you have an Itanium processor) on the right and run the program.

When you are done, go to Start > All Programs > Powertoys for Windows XP > Tweak UI.

Click on Desktop and then un-check Recycle Bin.

Click Ok.

Revel in the glory of a clean desktop.
  • 0

#6
DaGeekz

DaGeekz

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 25 posts
There is an easy way, if you are using Windows XP Pro,

Hit run, and type in "gpedit.msc"
In there, you open "User Configuration", "Administrative Templates", then "Desktop"

In there you can change various things about your desktop, including being able to hide the Recycle bin>

Just right click on "Show Recycle Bin on Desktop"
Hit properties, and choose what you want.
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP