TWEAK: Add Recycle Bin & More

If you’re like me, I’d like to keep my desktop as clean as possible. In order to do that I always like to keep the icons on mine to a minimal.

You can add Recycle Bin and many more to “My Computer” instead on having them on your Desktop.

(1) Type In regedit to enter the Registry Editor
(1b) Or you can do the “win + r” to bring up the “Run” command and type in Regedit.

(2) In the Registry Editor Window, open the folders to this location:

(3) Right click on the “NameSpace” folder below, and choose New -> Key. It should look like this:

(4) Now enter the value for the new key with any of the below:

Recycle Bin – {645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}
Control Panel – {21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}
Run – {2559A1F3-21D7-11D4-BDAF-00C04F60B9F0}
Search – {2559A1F0-21D7-11D4-BDAF-00C04F60B9F0}
Flip 3D – {3080F90E-D7AD-11D9-BD98-0000947B0257}
Internet Explorer – {871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30309D}
Administrative Tools – {D20EA4E1-3957-11D2-A40B-0C5020524153}
Network Connections – {7007ACC7-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E}
Printers – {2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}

(5) After you enter the values you should see the item in the “My Computer” space. If not you can hit F5 to refresh it to view your icon.

(6) If you would like compiled registry keys that adds the desired icon from above automatically here is the files: Useful Shortcuts from ASKVG

(6b) Delete the keys by deleting the entry in the Registry Editor

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