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Recycle Bin - Pin to Taskbar in Windows 8


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Recycle Bin - Pin to Taskbar in Windows 8
This will show you how pin the Recycle Bin to the taskbar as a toolbar or in Quick Launch in Windows 8 with the Empty Recycle Bin option in it's context menu.
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How to Pin Recycle Bin to Taskbar in Windows 8 and 8.1
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This will show you how pin the Recycle Bin to the taskbar as a toolbar or in Quick Launch in Windows 8 with the Empty Recycle Bin option in it's context menu.
How to Pin Recycle Bin to Taskbar in Windows 8 and 8.1


information   Information
The Recycle Bin provides a safety net when deleting files or folders. When you delete any of these items from your hard disk, Windows places it in the Recycle Bin and the Recycle Bin icon changes from empty to full.

This will show you how pin the Recycle Bin to the taskbar as a toolbar or in Quick Launch in Windows 8 with the Empty Recycle Bin option in it's context menu.

Note   Note
Removable drives do not use or have a Recycyle Bin. Files deleted from removable drives are permanently deleted instead.


EXAMPLE: Recycle Bin "Pin to Taskbar" in Windows 8
NOTE:
This is with the Recycle Bin in Quick Launch (top) and as a toolbar (bottom) on the taskbar.
QL-3.jpg Toolbar.jpg





OPTION ONE
To Add or Remove Recycle Bin from Quick Launch on Taskbar

1. Go to the desktop, and do step 2 or 3 below for what you would like to do.​
2. To Add Recycle Bin to Quick Launch in Windows 8
A) Make sure that you have the Recycle Bin desktop icon added, and that you have Quick Launch added to the taskbar. (see screenshot below)​
QL-1.jpg
B) Drag the Recycle Bin icon into Quick Launch until you see the Create link in Quick Launch pop-up, and release to drop it. (see screenshot below)​
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C) You can drag the Recycle Bin icon to any order/position you like within Quick Launch. (see screenshot below)​
D) You can now remove the Recycle Bin desktop icon if you like.​
3. To Remove Recycle Bin from Quick Launch in Windows 8
A) Right click or press and hold on the Recycle Bin icon in Quick Launch, and click/tap on Delete. (see screenshot below)​
QL-3.jpg




OPTION TWO
To Add or Remove Recycle Bin as a Taskbar Toolbar

1. Go to the desktop, and do step 2 or 3 below for what you would like to do.​
2. To Pin Recycle Bin to Taskbar as a Toolbar in Windows 8
A) If you have not already, add the Recycle Bin desktop icon. (see screenshot below)​
icons-4.jpg
B) Right click or press and hold on the desktop, click/tap on New and Folder, then name the folder Recycle Bin.​
C) Drag the Recyle Bin desktop icon over the new folder (ex: Recycle Bin) until you see the Create link in Recycle Bin pop-up, and drop it to create a shortcut of the Recycle Bin desktop icon in the new folder. (see screenshot below)​
TB-1.jpg
D) Save the new folder (ex: Recycle Bin) to where you like (ex: My Documents) to store it at. (see screenshot below)​
TB-2.jpg
E) [/SIZE]UnLock the taskbar.​
F) Right click or press and hold on the taskbar, and click/tap on Toolbar and New toolbar. (see screenshot below)

TB-3.jpg
G) Navigate to the location where you saved the New Folder (Ex: Recycle Bin), select the folder itself, and click/tap on the Select Folder button. (see screenshot below)​
TB-4.jpg
[H) Right click or press and hold on the dotted separator line, uncheck Show Text and Show Title, then select View and check Large icons. (see screenshot below)​
NOTE: You will have to right click on the dotted separator line again for each item.​
TB-5.jpg
I) You now have the Recycle Bin pinned as a toolbar on the right side of the taskbar. (see screenshot below)​
  • If you want to keep the Recycle Bin on the right side of the taskbar, then go to step 2L below.
  • If you want to move the Recycle Bin to the left side of the taskbar, then continue on to step 2J.
TB-6.jpg
J) Left click and hold on the dotted separator line (ex: for pinned apps) on the far left side of the taskbar, then drag the pointer to the left of the dotted separator line for the Recycle Bin. (see screenshot below)​
NOTE: Be sure to keep the pointer within the taskbar while dragging.
TB-7.jpg
K) Drag the dotted separator line (ex: for pinned apps) now on the right side back to the left until you get to the right edge of the Recycle Bin, then release. (see screenshots below)​
NOTE: Be sure to keep the pointer within the taskbar while dragging.
TB-8.jpg TB-9.jpg
L) When finished, lock the taskbar.​
M) You can now remove the Recycle Bin desktop icon if you like.​
3. To Remove the Recycle Bin Taskbar Toolbar in Windows 8
A) Right click or press and hold on the taskbar, click/tap on Toolbar, and uncheck Recycle Bin. (see screenshot below)​
TB-10.jpg


That's it,
Shawn


 
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An actual Recycle Bin icon that is Rt-Click pinnable to the Taskbar and identical to the other Windows 7/8 taskbar icons can be easily created with the somewhat more complex command line thus:

Create a desktop shortcut with this line as the target:
%windir%\System32\rundll32.exe url.dll,FileProtocolHandler shell:RecycleBinFolder

Complete the shortcut naming it Recycle Bin.

Rt-Click it and go to Properties, press the Change Icon... button and select a recycle bin icon from within imageres.dll

Close Properties.

This icon can be Rt-Clicked and pinned to the regular Windows 7 or 8 Taskbar without needing to install a Quick Launch bar.

Pretty well all other program, folder and applet entities can be made pinnable this way and will have all the features of the default Windows Taskbar icons.

e.g. Windows Update. Use this command: %windir%\System32\rundll32.exe url.dll,FileProtocolHandler wuapp.exe

Sound. " " " %windir%\System32\rundll32.exe url.dll,FileProtocolHandler mmsys.cpl

Computer. " " " %windir%\System32\rundll32.exe url.dll,FileProtocolHandler shell:MyComputerFolder
 

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Brink

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Hello Zaphire, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Thank you. To bad your option doesn't have Empty Recycle Bin in the context menu like in the tutorial though. It would have shortened the steps in the tutorial a bit.
 

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Brilliant!!!
Thanks Brink, great tutorial. Mighty helpful. :thumbup:
 

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Thank you Arpan. I'm glad you like it. :)
 

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#6
Actually, with this method one can pin 'anything' in the task bar, not just Recycle Bin. So it was of real help. Thanks a lot :D
 

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Yes it's a great tutorial indeed.

I was ignorant not knowing that quick launch is back! That's something special: Vista and Win7 altogether!


Thanks a lot

Hopachi
 

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