Here's our Windows XP Tip for.. December 22, 2004
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Send it to the Trash
Have you ever wanted to rename the Recyle Bin to something different? Let's say you want to rename it to "Trash." You can change the name if you wish--but it requires a Registry edit.

To make it easy to change the Recycle Bin's name to Trash, we wrote a REG file you can use. Note that we can't guarantee this REG file, or any REG file, will do what you expect. Nor can we promise that no damage will result from its use.

To create the REG file, run Notepad and enter the following exactly as shown. When you encounter BLANK LINE GOES HERE, press Enter to insert a blank line.

REGEDIT4 BLANK LINE GOES HERE [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}] @="Trash" BLANK LINE GOES HERE

Now choose File, Save As and name the new file Trash.reg. Locate a folder for the file and click Save. To name your Recycle Bin Trash, double-click the Trash.reg file's icon and click OK in the dialog box that appears.

When the computer restarts, the Recycle Bin is named Trash. Note that other references are still to the Recycle Bin. When you right-click the Trash icon, you still get the option Empty Recycle Bin.