How to Increase Security on Recycle Bin Properties

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IMPORTANT: This article contains information about editing the registry.Before you edit the registry, make sure you understand how to restore it ifa problem occurs. For information about how to do this, view the "RestoringRegistry Key" Help topic in Regedit.exe or the "Restoring a Registry Key"Help topic in Regedt32.exe.
By default, everyone has the right to open and set properties on theRecycle Bin. If an administrator wants to remove this right, he or she canmake the following change in the Terminal Server's registry with REGEDT32.

NOTE: NEVER use Regedit.exe to modify the registry. Microsoft providesRegedit because it has registry-searching capabilities that Regedt32 doesnot have.

WARNING: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems thatmay require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannotguarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editorcan be solved. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

For information about how to edit the registry, view the "Changing Keys AndValues" Help topic in Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) or the "Add and DeleteInformation in the Registry" and "Edit Registry Data" Help topics inRegedt32.exe. Note that you should back up the registry before you edit it.If you are running Windows NT, you should also update your Emergency RepairDisk (ERD).

  1. Run Regedt32.exe
  2. Under HKEY_Local_Machine\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer, locate the key called BitBucket.
NOTE: The above registry key is one path; it has been wrapped forreadability.

  1. Highlight this key and select Security on the Registry Editor menu.
  2. Select Permissions and change permissions for the group Everyone from Special Access to Read. Changes are dynamic.
After making the change, simply exit from Registry Editor. Users will nowbe unable to modify the Recycle Bin properties.

NOTE: The Bitbucket Key is not created by default. If the bitbucket keydoes not appear in the above registry location, follow these steps:

  1. Right-click the Recycle Bin and select Properties.
  2. When the properties dialog box is open, select OK to exit.
The bitbucket key should now be created.

Article ID: 186595 - Last Review: 10/08/2013 02:55:58 - Revision: 2.1

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