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Wednesday, 8 August 2012

How to change name of recycle bin in Windows XP

Recycle Bin is the place that all your deleted files and folders goes after you delete them from the original purpose. To safeguard the files or folders just in case you accidentally remove them, the files and folders are not been cleaned and swiped off completely, instead been moved to recycle bin, so that they can be recovered when needed. However, what if you don’t like the name of recycle bin, and prefer name such as rubbish bin, garbage bin, unwanted file place, useless file corner and etc?

To change the name of recycle bin or rename recycle bin in Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows 98 or Windows 95, just edit a registry value:
  1. Open registry editor by going to Start -> Run, and execute regedit.
  2. Navigate to the following registry branch:
  3. On the right pane, locate the registry key of LocalizedString.
  4. Double click on LocalizedString or right click on LocalizedString and select Modify to modify the registry value.
  5. You should see the default value of “@%SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll,-8964″. Delete or remove the default value and key in your desired new recycle bin’s name in text, e.g. “Garbage Bin” (without quote).
  6. Refresh your desktop or Windows Explorer by pressing F5. You will see the new ‘recycle bin’ name.
  7. Optionally, you can also modify the text of InfoTip, commonly known as tooltip what display certain help tip, guide or description about Recycle Bin when the mouse is hovering on Recycle Bin icon on desktop. The default text is “Contains files and folders that you have deleted.” Simply double click on InfoTip, or right click on InfoTip and select Modify to change the text of the info tip.
  8. The default value is “@%SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll,-22915″, simply change it to another description that you want the tooltip to be.
  9. Refresh the desktop to make it effective.


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