How to display Recycle Bin in Computer folder, This PC in Windows 7 | 8

You may not want to clutter up your desktop with a Recycle Bin. You perhaps also do not want to pin it to your Start Menu, and yet want easy access to it. You could display it in the taskbar or you could add it to the Notification Area. What you can also do is place it in the (My) Computer folder, as I always prefer to do.

Display Recycle Bin in Computer or This PC folder

To do so open regedit and navigate to the following key:

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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace

Here, create a new key named {645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}

Hit F5 to refresh the registry. Exit registry.

You will see that the Recycle Bin has appeared in your Computer folder.

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If you wish, you may download this Registry fix and double click on it to add it to  your Computer folder.

This tip works in Windows 7 and Windows 8 too. You can also easily add display Recycle Bin in Computer folder using our UWT3.

How to open multiple instances of the registry and De-Mystifying Windows Registry may also interest you.

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Anand Khanse aka HappyAndyK is an end-user Windows enthusiast, a Microsoft MVP in Windows, since 2006, and the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com. Please create a System Restore Point before trying out any software & be careful about any third-party offers while installing freeware. Add me on Google+.
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