Remove or Hide Recycle Bin in Windows 8

How do you remove files and folders permanently from Windows 8 PC? Many users out there must be using Shift + delete or some software’s. Today we will be discussing about how you can delete items directly without sending them first to Recycle Bin in Windows 8.

recyclebin windows 8 hide delete Moving data to recycle bin can be restored. Have you ever thought of removing Recycle bins or what will be the outcome on removing Recycle bin. In this tutorial we will be discussing about how to remove or hide Recycle Bin icon in Windows 8.

Steps to Remove Items Directly

To delete filers without sending them to recycle bin, here are the following steps for that

  • Firstly, right click on Recycle Bin icon on desktop and select properties
  • In properties window, you can see option Don’t move files to the Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted
  • To apply the changes, hit OK.

You can now see that all your items are removed directly from the system.

  • Next, right click on an empty area on desktop and select Personalize
  • In the Personalize window, select Change desktop icons option in the left pane
  • Desktop icons window opens, here Uncheck the box Recycle bin and hit Ok.

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On desktop you can see that Recycle Bin is hidden. Just check the box to get the recycle bin Icon back on desktop.

Remove Recycle Bin using Windows Registry Editor

  • Open Run dialog box using Windows key + R. Type in regedit and hit Enter. It will open Windows Registry Editor
  • In the Windows Registry that opens, in the left pane navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > Software > Microsoft > Windows > Current Version > Explorer > Desktop > NameSpace > 645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E

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  • Right click on it and select delete from the context menu
  • Lastly, reboot your Windows PC to apply the changes done.

On Windows reboot you will notice that recycle Bin missing or say is hidden from the Windows 8 desktop.

But, before making any changes in the system registry, set a back up or create Restore Point to retrieve back at any point if anything goes wrong.

The tutorial here is all about how you can hide or remove Recycle Bin from Windows 8 Desktop and delete files and folders permanently without moving them to recycle bin.


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