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How to Rename the Recycle Bin


To change the name of the Recycle Bin desktop icon, open Regedit and go to:


and change the name “Recycle Bin” to whatever you want (don’t type any quotes).

Remove the Recycle Bin from the Desktop


If you don’t use the Recycle Bin to store deleted files , you can get rid of its desktop icon all together.

Run Regedit and go to:


Click on the “Recycle Bin” string in the right hand pane. Hit Del, click OK.

Restricting Logon Access


If you work in a multiuser computing environment, and you have full (administrator level) access to your computer, you might want to restrict unauthorized access to your “sensitive” files under Windows 95/98.
One way is to disable the Cancel button in the Logon dialog box.
Just run Regedit and go to:


Create the “Logon” subkey if it is not present on your machine: highlight the Network key -> right-click in the left hand Regedit pane -> select New -> Key -> name it “Logon” (no quotes) -> press Enter. Then add/modify a DWORD value and call it “MustBeValidated” (don’t type the quotes). Double-click it, check the Decimal box and type 1 for value.
Now click the Start button -> Shut Down (Log off UserName) -> Log on as a different user, and you’ll notice that the Logon Cancel button has been disabled.

Recycle the ‘Recyle Bin’


Tired of the name “” in ? Want to change it to “Waste Basket”, or something unique? This will help.

– Open and navigate to:


– Click on the ‘Default’ key, and change “Recycle Bin” to whatever name you want.

Happy Recycling 😀

Disable Shared Documents


has a built-in folder which allows other users to share files. Here’s how you can disable that folder.

– Open and navigate to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion \Policies\Explorer

– Right click on the ‘Explorer’ key and choose New, DWORD Value. Name the new DWORD “NoSharedDocuments”.

– Double click “NoSharedDocuments” and enter the value 1.

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