Hide Recycle Bin On XP Desktop

Removing the Recycle Bin from your desktop is a fairly easy process.  First click on ‘Start’ and select ‘Run…’, then type in ‘gpedit.msc’.

When the Group Policy window opens up, expand:

User Configuration -> Administrative Templates

then click the ‘Desktop’ folder.

remove recycle bin

In the right pane, double-click ‘Remove Recycle Bin icon from the desktop’ then select the ‘Enabled’  button.  Click Ok and close the Group Policy editor.

Logout of Windows and Log back in to see your changes.