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Place Recycle Bin in Taskbar in Windows 7

By Codrut Nistor

Posted in How-to, Windows-7

Many Windows 7 home users usually save every downloaded or copied object on the desktops and eventually they overpopulate it and finally end up facing trouble while locating any particular object on the desktop screen. Same is the case with Recycle Bin which can easily be located on the desktop when it is not full of unnecessary items and shortcuts. However the tendency of users of keeping everything on the desktops cannot easily be changed and therefore Windows 7 allows users to pin the icon of Recycle Bin at the taskbar so that it can easily be located in case users want to retrieve any deleted information from it. As a Windows 7 user if you want to do the same you are required to follow the steps given as below:

  1. Logon to Windows 7 computer with the account for which you want to configure the above mentioned settings.

  2. Right click anywhere on the desktop and from the context menu go to New.

  3. From the appeared submenu click on Shortcut.

  4. On the appeared box in Type the location of the item field type %SystemRoot%explorer.exe shell:RecycleBinFolder and click on Nextbutton.

  5. On the next page specify the name of the shortcut for example Recycle Bin and click on Finish button.

  6. You can now drag the newly created shortcut for Recycle Bin and drop it in the taskbar to be displayed as another pinned icon.