The objective of the Recycle Bin, Is to act as a safeguard when deleting files & folders, whereby you have the option to restore them at a later time. It also allows you to customize It's size, remove files Immediately on deletion and whether to display a delete confirmation dialog box. Wouldn't It be great, If you had the Empty Recycle Bin option In the right-click context menu? Well, In this tutorial, I will show you how to apply It with Incredible ease.
A typical way to delete contents from the Recycle Bin, Is to right-click It and select Empty Recycle Bin. This serves It's purpose quite well when you're located at your computer's desktop, but what If you're In File Explorer and wish to periodically empty It's contents? Obviously, you can't.
As such, I will demonstrate how to add the Empty Recycle Bin to the right click of the mouse, by using a neat little Registry file. All that's required on your part, Is to double-click the file, follow a couple of prompts and the job's done.
I have provided the download links to the Registry file, at the end of this article. So without further delay, let's get this tutorial started.
Step One:Once you've downloaded the file, extract Its contents to a folder of your choice and double-click the Add Empty Recycle Bin.reg file. It will prompt whether to add the entries to the Windows Registry, so hit Yes.
Step Two:A message will be returned, confirming that the entries have been successfully added to the Windows Registry, so click OK to finalize the process.
Step Three:I've now navigated to my computer's desktop, right-clicked on a blank area and as you can see, the Empty Recycle Bin has been successfully added. I can choose whether to delete with confirmation or without confirmation.
Step Four:I'm now located In File Explorer, right-clicked on a blank area and as expected, the Empty Recycle Bin and It's respective options (as per above) Is readily available.
Last Step:In the event you've changed your mind and want to remove Empty Recycle Bin from the right-click menu, simply execute the Remove Empty Recycle Bin.reg file, and hit Yes.
Final Thoughts:This tweak comes to very good use, when you're not located at your computer's desktop (where the Recycle Bin sits by default), but rather In File Explorer and have the need to periodically empty Its contents. The other good thing about It, Is that the entries are automatically added to the Windows Registry, which leaves very little to no room for corruption.
Use any of the links below to download the aforementioned Registry files.
Direct Link Solidfiles:
Direct Link Mega:
Direct Link Mediafire:
Direct Link AnonFiles:
Direct Link Sabercathost: