How to Remove Recycle Bin Icon on Desktop

If you don’t use your Recycle bin to store deleted windows files then you might want to remove it from your desktop. Here is a quick trick to remove it. This trick involves registry editing so I highly suggest that you make a backup first on your registry before proceeding with the steps below.

1. Click on Start –> Run –> type Regedit

2. Browse down to the following values.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/explorer/Desktop/NameSpace

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3. Click on the Recycle Bin on the right hand pane then press delete.

4. Say goodbye to your Recycle Bin Icon on your desktop