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Remove Properties from Recycle Bin Context Menu in Windows 8

What can you do in Recycle Bin Properties? From the following picture, you will find that you are able to customize the Recycle Bin size, display or hide delete confirmation dialog and so on. Suppose you disallow other people to access the Recycle Bin Properties and make any changes to the settings, it is recommended for you to remove Properties from the Recycle Bin context menu. Meanwhile, this article will introduce the detailed steps for your better reference.

Video guide on how to remove Properties from Recycle Bin context menu in Windows 8:

Steps to remove Properties from Recycle Bin context menu in Windows 8/8.1:

Step 1: Open Local Group Policy Editor via search.

Press Windows+F to open the Search panel, type gpedit.msc in the box, choose Apps and click gpedit on the left.

Step 2: Find and open Desktop folder in the editor.

Follow the path of User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Desktop, and you can locate it instantly.

Step 3: Open the setting called "Remove Properties from the Recycle Bin context menu".

In the Desktop folder, locate and double-click Remove Properties from the Recycle Bin context menu.

Step 4: Enable the setting.

As the setting is not configured by default, you should choose Enabled and click OK.

After finishing the above steps, when you right-click the Recycle Bin icon, you will discover that the Properties item is still shown on the context menu. For this reason, you may think the method is useless.

However, if you click Properties on the context menu to continue, the system will informs you that "The properties for this item are not available."

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