Windows XP TIP – Rename the Recycle Bin

Visit – Tips and Tweaks Try to rename the recycle bin in windows. You cant! But wait, a simple registry tweak, and your all set to rename it to what ever you want! Video Notes Navigate in the registry to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/CLSID/ folder. Look for the folder within the brackets that is called {645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E} then expand it. Double-click Shellfolder. Change the binary value data from default 40 01 00 20 to 70 01 00 20 For more tips and tweaks visit

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25 thoughts on “Windows XP TIP – Rename the Recycle Bin

  1. @sharny96warny
    Turns out, the next one, the Call For Attributes, needs to also be changed.
    I think it also has to be changed to 70, but I am not sure. I will reply with the binary tonight.

  2. @KnucklesARouge
    try right click on ur desktop and press the 2nd option (I have a non-english PC so I dont know the name) I think its called ‘update’

  3. i renamed my recycle bin “Stuff that I don’t need and have to throw away and maybe even empty on but that’s just a maybe.”

  4. @4CHANGE4U haha i searched this just after reading this on MLIA.
    “Today I renamed my recycle bin on my laptop to “her death”. I then named a document named “Miley Cyrus” just so when I deleted it, it would ask me “Are you sure you want to send Miley Cyrus to her death?” Yes, Yes I do. MLIA. “

  5. uhhhh…… when i renamed mine and deleted stuff it still tolde me”Are you sure you want to send *filename* to the recycle bin?”
    P.S. the recycle bin name is Toilet.

  6. Try this: start>run>regedit
    and go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/CLSLIB/{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}
    folder and go to localized string and backup the string to a text file and write whatever you want there(be carefull,DO NOT DELETE THE BACKUP FILE.Keep it to rename the bin again to Recycle Bin,instead!)

  7. You can rename to your name, or whatever, Example:
    -Rebushed Bin
    -Trash (for if you want to transform your windows to your mac only)
    -Basket Thrower

  8. The error message when I click “ok” says :Error writing the new value’s contents. Has anyone gotten a similar problem?

  9. Dude, i did every thing right, exept that at the end, instead of changing the name to “rename me” , i changed it to what i wanted, and now i cant change it anymore :(.. please help!

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