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How to Rename Recycle Bin in Windows

In Windows, you can't change the name of 'Recycle Bin' like you do for other folders. But Windows 8 and Windows 7 make it really easy to change the name of Recycle Bin. You just have to make a little change in Registry Editor and then all you will need to do is to Right Click on the Recycle Bin icon and Select Rename. Read the below tutorial to know how to rename Recycle Bin.
                                      Rename Recycle Bin using Registry Editor


  1. Open Run dialog box. (Press Win Logo Key + R.)

                                  Rename Recycle Bin using Registry Editor
  2. In Run Dialog box, type 'regedit' and hit Enter to open Registry Editor.
  3. Now navigate to the following Key:

  4. Scroll down to {645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E} folder and Check the Right Pane.

                        Rename Recycle Bin using Registry Editor
  5. You will see a key name 'Default' and Type 'REF_SZ'. Double Click on this Key to open a Dialog Box.

                        Rename Recycle Bin using Registry Editor
  6. Now change the Value Data to the name you want to give to Recycle Bin and Click OK.
    Like i have named it as 'Trash Box'.
                   Rename Recycle Bin using Registry Editor
  7. Now navigate to Desktop and Refresh your PC to see new name.
    -To change the name again Just Right Click on Recycle Bin Icon and Select Rename.


  • To Undo the Changes you have made just navigate back to the Value Data box and Clear the Box. Now the settings for Recycle Bin will revert back to default.
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