Tuesday, December 22, 2009

How To: Pin Recycle Bin to Taskbar in Windows 7

  1. Go To Start > Documents.
  2. Right-Click on Documents and select New > Folder.
  3. Name the folder Recycle Bin.
  4. Double Click on that new folder.
  5. Find the Recycle Bin icon on your desktop and drag it into this folder. (You can now close this folder)
  6. Right-Click on your task bar and select Tool Bars > New Tool Bar
  7. Locate the Recycle Bin folder in Documents and select it.
  8. Right-Click on your taskbar and uncheck 'Lock the taskbar'
  9. To the right of your new Recycle Bin tool bar you will see a small divider, right click on it and change the following settings:
  10. Uncheck Show Text
  11. Uncheck Show Title
  12. Go to View and select Large Icons.

At this point you can drag the tool bar to the far left (by the Start button) or anywhere else you like. Once you're done, just right click on the task bar again and select 'Lock the taskbar'.

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