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


Simoleon

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#1
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.

EDIT: Screenshot attached.

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#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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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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Brink

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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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Simoleon

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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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You're most welcome. :)
 

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artistou1

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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 ??:think:
thanks a lot
 

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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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Rick92647

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

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    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
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    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
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    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
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    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
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TheRock878

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I'm glad it was able to help you as well Rick, and welcome to Eight Forums. :)
Hi, just joined to ask. I'm actually looking for a way to remove 'Empty Recycle Bin' just from the Recycle bin context menu on desktop. I recently developed a powershell script that auto deletes files older than 1 week from recycle bin in order to prevent accidental file deletion, but I have a bad habit of emptying recycle bin from context menu after years of it's usage. Couldn't find how to do remove it anywhere on the internet, since you knew how to add it back, I would assume you also know how to remove it using regedit? I'm on Windows 10 if that matters, thanks.
 

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Hello TheRock878, and welcome to Eight Forums. :)

Deleting the registry key below will remove "Empty Recycle Bin" from its context menu.

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

You will need to take ownership of the "empty" key first, and set permissions for it to "allow" you (administrators) "full control" to be able to delete the key.

:arrow: Remove Empty Recycle Bin from Context Menu of Recycle Bin in Windows
 

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    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
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    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
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    Logitech MX Master
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    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
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    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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You're most welcome.
 

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    PC/Desktop
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    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone