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Pin to Start - Recycle Bin Menu

  1. #1

    Pin to Start - Recycle Bin Menu


    Hi all,

    I was just wondering if anyone knew of a way to remove the 'Pin to Start' item when you right click the recycle bin?

    The reason why is I constantly use empty recycle bin from this menu and keep accidently clicking it.

    Thanks a lot!

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8


    Just found a solution, hope this will help you and everyone else who came here from google.
    Run Regedit, look for HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\pintostartscreen
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    Make a backup to .reg file (use context menu) and delete the whole branch. Effective immediately
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    This will remove Pin to Start option from Windows Explorer but you will still be able to pin your favorite apps from Start menu search.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    warning   Warning
    Just as a warning, that doing what RussianT posted above will remove "Pin to Start" from all folders and drives, and not just the Recycle Bin.

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Pin to Start - Recycle Bin Menu
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