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# Scooter on 12 Jan 2009 at 3:58pm


GroovyCrew: yes i’m logged on as administrator.


# Jeneration on 16 Jan 2009 at 9:04 pm


My gpedit.msc folder does not exist.

“Windows cannot find ‘gpedit.msc’. Make sure you typed the name correctly, then try again. To search for a file, click…. blah blah”

Yes, I am logged in as an admin.

I am on Windows XP home edition.


Let's try this another way. Instead of using Group Policy let's just hack the registry.


Launch the Windows Registry Editory


1. Click Start -> Run and Type Regedit then hit Enter


2. Navigate to following Registry Tree HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\



3. Delete the Subtree {645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}




4. Right Click on your Desktop and Click Refresh


The Recycle bin should be gone. Remember, until you perform step 4, the Recycle Bin will not disappear.


Let me know if this does or does not fix the problem

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i do not have a "desktop" folder in “Administrative Templates” shown by this pic. again, running xp pro sp2. I am the administrator. what should i do???


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