Rename Recycle Bin

December 2016




Under Windows, the Recycle Bin is appointed by default. The name assigned to the trash you do not like? You can rename it with one or two possibilities. You could for example call it "trash."

Method 1


This method involves modifying a registry key with a .reg file. Then you will then just insert the following code in a text file (with notepad or notepad + +) and save as, with the extension .reg.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}ShellFolder]
"Attributes"=hex:50,01,00,20
"CallForAttributes"=dword:00000000

Now do a right click on your Recycle Bin, you'll see the option "Rename" will then be available.

Method 2

  • Follow the path:
  • Start
  • Run (or WIN + R)
  • Then type "regedit"
  • Click "OK" to access the publisher of the registry.



Go to the following key:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT 
CLSID{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}ShellFolder 


Double-click "Attributes" and change the field "Value data" by: 50 01 00 20.

Prevent renaming of the Recycle Bin


You can also prevent the renaming of your trash. All you need as above to copy this snippet to a text file and name it with extension. Reg:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}ShellFolder]
"Attributes"=hex:40,01,00,20



A registry key is created and the opportunity to rename the Recycle Bin will be removed.

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