Disguise your folders to Recycle Bin

Icon Changearjunsasidharan has a very cool trick here. If you want to disguise your folder as recycle bin, you can use this trick and this will change your folder icon to a recycle bin icon. So here’s what goes on:
Rename any folder with the extension {645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E} and you’re all done. This will replace the original folder icon with that of the recycle bin icon. For example, if you want a folder named “shortcuts” to be renamed to “sc” and it’s icon be changed to that of recycle bin, you have to rename the shortcuts folder as “sc.{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}”. This will change your folder icon to recycle bin icon. But remember, this is a normal folder and unlike recycle bin, it can be deleted by anyone.
To revert the folder icon to its original icon, remove the extension using “ren sc.{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E} sc” in DOS

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5 responses to “Disguise your folders to Recycle Bin”

  1. I tried to revert the folder back to oringinal type by using the below syntax, but I get “The syntax of the command is incorrect”.
    Please assist.

  2. Guru, the command must be typed without the quotes. You must be doing something wrong otherwise the command is working and I’ve tested it several times.
    The syntax of the command is as follows:
    C:\>ren convertedFolder.{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}revertedFolder
    where convertedFolder is the name of the folder you have converted using the tweak and revertedFolder is the name you want the folder to be named as after it is converted to original.