Pin Recycle Bin To The Taskbar

If you'd like easy access to your Recycle Bin so you don't have to find it, or just to get it off the can pin it to the taskbar. Problem is, in Windows 7, the Recycle Bin doesn't act like a normal program icon does. You can't drag it directly onto the taskbar for pinning. To solve this problem, simply follow these steps:

 1. Right-click on an empty space of the Desktop
 2. Select 'New->Shortcut'
 3. In the Location box, copy this line:
    %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe shell:RecycleBinFolder
 4. Click on 'Next'
 5. In the Name Box type in 'Recycle Bin'
 6. Click on 'Finish'
 7. Right-click on the new folder and select 'Properties'
 8. Click on the 'Change Icon' button
 9. Select the Recycle Bin icon then click 'OK'

Now, you can simply drag the new folder onto your taskbar. You can delete the shortcut on your desktop when you are done and if you decide later that you want to remove the Recycle Bin from your taskbar, simply right-click on it and select 'Unpin this program from Taskbar'.