Here's our Windows XP Tip for.. August 19, 2003
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A number of readers have asked if you can change the name of the Recycle Bin. The answer is that you can if you really want to. You have to use RegEdit though. As usual, we need to warn you that messing around in the Registry can totally disable your system. So be careful.
Click Start, Run and type in RegEdit. Navigate to
and double-click the Recycle Bin icon in the right pane.
Change it to Trash (or whatever you want). Close RegEdit and restart the computer.
When the computer restarts, the Recycle Bin will be named "Trash."
Note that all other references remain Recycle Bin. So when you right-click the Trash icon, the menu choice will still be Empty Recycle Bin.