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I don't want...the recycle bin on my desktop

Last response: in Windows Vista
December 24, 2008 6:28:32 PM

So I got rid of it. How do I empty it without putting it on the desktop and emptying it every time?

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December 24, 2008 7:07:11 PM

Don't send anything to the Recycle Bin. Just use Shift Delete to permanently delete files/folders.

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December 26, 2008 10:37:58 PM


Shift-Delete work fine but not great for your case. If you can reappear the Recycle Bin on your desktop, Right-click on it and choose "Properties". Then, just choose "Do not move files to ...".

Is it a better solution? :D 
December 27, 2008 12:32:33 AM

You can also get a variety of Sidebar gadgets to replace the desktop recycle bin.
December 27, 2008 1:57:07 AM

It also shows up under 'my computer' when viewed from explorer. You can empty it there. The desktop icon is just a shortcut to the real recycle bin anyway.