Recycle Bin in Windows OS is a special system folder in which by default temporary deleted files are placed with the possibility of their recovery, the icon of which is present on the desktop. However, some users prefer not to have a recycle bin in their system.
This instruction manual details how to remove the recycle bin from the Windows 10 - Windows 7 desktop or completely disable (delete) the recycle bin so that files and folders that are deleted in any way do not fit into it, as well as a little about setting up the recycle bin. See also: How to enable the My Computer icon (This computer) on the Windows 10 desktop .
- How to remove the basket from the desktop
- How to disable the recycle bin in Windows using settings
- Disabling Recycle Bin in the Local Group Policy Editor
- Disable Recycle Bin in Registry Editor
How to remove the basket from the desktop
The first option is simply to remove the recycle bin from the Windows 10, 8 or Windows 7 desktop. At the same time, it continues to function (that is, files deleted through the "Delete" button or the "Delete" key will be placed in it), but it does not appear on the desktop.
- Go to the control panel (in the "View" in the upper right, set large or small "Icons", not "Categories") and open the "Personalization" item. Just in case - How to enter the control panel .
- In the personalization window, on the left, select "Change desktop icons."
- Uncheck “Trash” and apply the settings.
Done, now the basket will not appear on the desktop.
Note: if the basket is simply removed from the desktop, then you can get into it in the following ways:
- Turn on the display of hidden and system files and folders in Explorer , and then go to the $ Recycle.bin folder (or simply paste C: \ $ Recycle.bin \ Trash \ in the address bar of the explorer and press Enter).
- In Windows 10, in the explorer in the address bar, click on the arrow next to the indicated “root” section of the current location (see screenshot) and select “Trash”.
How to completely disable the recycle bin in Windows
If your task is to disable the deletion of files in the recycle bin, that is, to make sure that when deleted they are really deleted (as with Shift + Delete when the recycle bin is on), there are several ways to do this.
The first and easiest way is to change the basket settings:
- Right-click on the basket and select "Properties".
- For each drive for which the recycle bin is enabled, select the option “Delete files immediately after deletion without placing them in the recycle bin” and apply the settings (if the options are not active, then, apparently, the recycle bin settings have been changed by politicians, as will be discussed later in the manual) .
- If necessary, empty the basket, as what was already in it at the time of changing the settings will continue to remain in it.
In most situations, this is enough, but there are additional ways to delete the recycle bin in Windows 10, 8 or Windows 7 - in the local group policy editor (only for Windows Professional and higher) or using the registry editor.
Disabling Recycle Bin in the Local Group Policy Editor
This method is suitable only for Windows systems Professional, Maximum, Corporate.
- Open the local group policy editor (press Win + R, type gpedit.msc and press Enter).
- In the editor, go to the User Configuration - Administrative Templates - Windows Components - Explorer section.
- In the right part, select the option "Do not move deleted files to the trash", double-click on it and set the value "Enabled" in the window that opens.
- Apply the settings and, if necessary, empty the trash from the files and folders that are currently in it.
How to disable trash in the windows registry editor
For systems that do not have a local group policy editor, you can do the same with the registry editor.
- Press Win + R, type regedit and press Enter (registry editor will open).
- Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies \ Explorer
- In the right part of the registry editor, right-click and select "Create" - "DWORD Parameter" and specify the name of the NoRecycleFiles parameter
- Double-click on this parameter (or right-click and select "Edit" and specify a value of 1 for it.
- Close the registry editor.
After that, the files will not be moved to the trash when deleting.
That's all. If there are any questions related to the Basket, ask in the comments, I will try to answer.