To Delete or Remove recycle bin from windows XP desktop you need to make changes into the registry.

Delete | Remove recycle bin from desktop xp

Registry is a hierarchical database that stores configuration setting of windows.

To Edit the Registry:

Step 1:  Click Start >> Run and write regedit.


Regedit stands for registry editor.

Step 2:In registry editor navigate the following key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace

And find the following key : {645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}


First create its backup in case you do something wrong.

To create backup right click on the Key value and click EXPORT. And save that registry at some location with a file name.

Delete the above key and close the registry editor.

Wait for sometime and see how the icon disappears from the desktop.

To get the recycle bin back you need to recreate the key back with the above value or just Import the .reg file we had exported earlier to get the registry back.

Step 1: Click Start >> Run and write regedit.

Step 2: Click on File and select “Import” and select the .reg file that we had just exported.

Wait for some time and your recycle bin will come back.