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How to Rename Recycle Bin in Windows 7

By Codrut Nistor

Posted in How-to, Windows-7

Since the graphical user interface in Microsoft operating systems was released both professionals and home users love to play with the interface. People mostly love to modify the appearance of the operating system and they love it when they do it off the track. For example many people change the name of Computer icon available on Windows 7 operating system desktop screen some of them rename Start button and there are majority of people who still want to rename the recycle bin which is available at the desktop screen of Windows 7 operating system. Renaming Computer icon on the desktop was quite difficult in legacy versions of operating systems offered by Microsoft and required some registry tweaks. However renaming recycle bin in Microsoft Windows 7 is now easier as it offers an option in the context menu which was not available in the older Windows. As a Windows 7 user if you want to rename recycle bin for fun you are required to follow the steps given below:

  1. Logon to Windows 7 computer with the user account on whose profile you want to rename recycle bin.

  2. Click on Recycle Bin icon available on the desktop screen.

  3. From the menu click on Rename and type in the new name for the Recycle Bin.