Customize PC Recycle Bin Name




Ever wonder how to rename the Recycle Bin?
You think that "recycle bin" name is not cool?
Bored looking at Recycle Bin?

so this instructibles will make your PC Recycle bin name changed WITHOUT ANY PROGRAM AT ALL

just follow the steps and you're done

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Step 1: Opening Regedit

the only way to rename recycle bin is using Registry Editor or Regedit.

How to open it:
Click Start
Click Run...
Type in Regedit
Click Ok

Once you open the Regedit, continue to next step.

Step 2: Editing the Registry

!! Caution !!
if you do something wrong, you might make your computer unstable or even crash.
make sure you pay attention to the steps CAREFULLY

Once you're inside Regedit open this folder:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ ShellNoRoam \ MUICache

Then search for registry string named:
on default that string will have value data named Recycle Bin

then right click at it and click modify,
then when you see Edit String window, rename the Value data with any name you want. this will became the new name of recycle bin

Step 3: Then You're Done!

you're done. you can rename it again or change it to other name using the same steps.

If you know more about this or just reporting a bug, then post it down there at the comments section.
Have fun!

ps: don't forget to rate it :)

Step 4: Additional Notes and Disclaimer

Additional Notes
- I'm sorry if you think my english is bad.
- This is my Second Instructibles

This instructibles is only tested on windows XP SP2. you can test it on other SP or OS but, You Have Been Warned.

If this instructibles make watery eyes because of not blinking when viewing this instuctibles, make your computer errors out, make your whole pc blows out, make your home surrounded by FBI and arresting you, destroys your home, makes a hidrogen (nuclear) bomb in front of you and exploded, destroying your whole continent, exploding the earth, or even ends the whole universe in a blink of an eye,
then i will not responsible of something happens.

Step 5: The Batch File

thanks to shadow ops, i have upload an .EXE file in which you can rename your recycle bin.
i already edit it to make it looks better and simple.
and i also remove the Restore Name capability because it will limit the Renamed BIn to 1 word only

here's the file:

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    23 Discussions

    hmm there's something wrong, it supposed to be the .exe file. and i'm not sure where in which computer and hard drive i put the file in, so i cant reupload it


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Strange im a bit of a computer helper and I want to ask you,cant you just right click and hit re-name? I dident check

    5 replies

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Right click and Re-naming wont work in xp maybe you can do it on vista (which i dont know because i didnt have vista)

    El Mano

    9 years ago on Introduction

    You can also change the icon through Right-Click\Properties\Desktop\Customize Desktop. You can download icons at

    Where'd you get the wallpaper? A digital-art collector like myself would kill for such a glorious image.

    1 reply

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Now, you don't even have to go into regedit! Simply copy n' paste the following code into notepad, and save it as Recycle Bin Renamer.bat. Yes, include both "::::" just to make sure you get the whole code.

    4 replies

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    nice one. i convert it to EXE and add visual efects to make it cool. and i delete the Restore Default capability as it will inteferes with 2 or more words of renamimg


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    ::::@echo off & color 0f & title Recycle Bin Renamer                                                                                              %date%echo.echo   Type a new name, then press enter. Or, leave it blank and press enter toecho   restore the Recycle Bin&aposs name. Press F5 on the desktop after finishing toecho   see the new name!echo.echo.echo.echo.echo.echo.echo.echo.echo.echo.echo.echo.set /p input=                                 if %input%=="" goto restore@reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\MUICache\ /v @C:\WINDOWS\system32\SHELL32.dll,-8964 /d "%input%" /f >nulexit:restore@reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\MUICache\ /v @C:\WINDOWS\system32\SHELL32.dll,-8964 /d "Recycle Bin" /f >nul::::