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Getting back 'Empty Recycle Bin' Context Menu On Recycle Bin

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 RTM

    Getting back 'Empty Recycle Bin' Context Menu On Recycle Bin


    Hey!

    I'm on Windows 8 Pro RTM and I accidentally removed my Empty Recycle Bin option from Recycle Bin context menu while playing around with context menu editing tool (Windows 8 Manager). I cannot to system restore because I installed many things, etc. which would be hassle to sort out. Could you please provide me with a new registry key file which would help me get it back? Please.

    Thanks.

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    Last edited by Simoleon; 18 Aug 2012 at 14:07.

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  2. #2


    1) You can go open recycle bin and then empty it. It just takes one more step to accomplish it.

    2) If you have ccleaner you can restore or just clean with ccleaner itself. Honestly I've not used recycle bin for over a month.
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  3. #3


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    Posts : 106
    Windows 7 Home Premuim x64 & Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64


    Quote Originally Posted by The Muss View Post
    1) You can go open recycle bin and then empty it. It just takes one more step to accomplish it.

    2) If you have ccleaner you can restore or just clean with ccleaner itself. Honestly I've not used recycle bin for over a month.
    I'm sure he knows he has the option of opening the Recycle Bin. He's not stupid. And I fail to see how using CCleaner would aid him in getting back the context menu option.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Simoleon, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    I attached a .reg file below that will restore the deleted registry entry to restore "Empty Recycle Bin" back to it's context menu. You would just need to download and merge it.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  5. #5


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 RTM


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Simoleon, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    I attached a .reg file below that will restore the deleted registry entry to restore "Empty Recycle Bin" back to it's context menu. You would just need to download and merge it.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Thank you so much! It solved my problem! :-D
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  6. #6


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    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 1
    win 8.1 64 bit


    hello Brink i have the same problem with Simoleon and some OS (win 8.1 single language 64 bit) but the reg file not solved my problem too because there is an error to access in my registry :error accessing the registry K can not import the file, what i do now ??
    thanks a lot
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  8. #8


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Artistou, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Are you merging the .reg file while signed in to an administrator account?

    If so, then it means that you will need to change ownership of the {645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E} key at the location below to Administrators, and set permissions to "Allow" Administrators "Full control of the key before you will be allowed access to be able to successfully merge the .reg file.

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}

    However, if you need to do that above, then there should not be anything wrong with this registry key. Double check the key to see if has the entries below that the .reg file adds.

    Code:
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\shell\empty]
    "MUIVerb"="@shell32.dll,-10564"
    "Description"="@shell32.dll,-31332"
    "CommandStateHandler"="{c9298eef-69dd-4cdd-b153-bdbc38486781}"
    "Icon"="shell32.dll,-254"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\shell\empty\command]
    "DelegateExecute"="{48527bb3-e8de-450b-8910-8c4099cb8624}"
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  9. #9


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    Win Vista


    #4 worked for me. Had a hard time finding fix on this one getting anywhere on the web. Hassle to have create an account but whatever, it works. SFC did not fix, but the reg merge did the job. Don't know what caused the issue, now wonder if any thing else got hacked anywhere besides recycle bin. Guess only time will tell. Will keep this on in my back pocket. Many thanks and really appreciate the post. +1 BRINK
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  10. #10


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    I'm glad it was able to help you as well Rick, and welcome to Eight Forums.
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