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Halp, Windows screwed me!
« on: 29 Nov 2008, 14:18 »

So I feel kinda dumb for making a topic about this, and if it's unacceptable in some way please lock/delete as necessary, but basically I am having a Windows XP issue I can't resolve.

It's not really so much an issue causing problems with my PC as it is just a PAIN IN THE ASS.

So anyway, I was doing some stuff on my desktop when I was cleaning up my shortcut icons and, somehow, managed to press some combination of keys which renamed EVERYTHING on the desktop to the same thing. While I've managed to restore everything, my Recycle Bin is immune. See, there's no way to use a 'rename' command on the Recycle Bin. You can F2 on it, nothing, you can right click, but there's no option. So now my Recycle Bin is called "Thief - Deadly Shadows ( 8 )" and I can't figure how to set it back.

So yeah. If anybody knows either what I pressed in the first place, or just how to fix the issue, it'd be greatly appreciated.

(Also I didn't really enjoy Thief so much. Such a shame)
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Re: Halp, Windows screwed me!
« Reply #1 on: 29 Nov 2008, 14:23 »

I know. Maybe I went into it with all the wrong ideas, or stupid expectations. I should probably give it another try.
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Re: Halp, Windows screwed me!
« Reply #2 on: 29 Nov 2008, 15:02 »

Regedit HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/CLSID/{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E} to Recycle Bin.
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Re: Halp, Windows screwed me!
« Reply #3 on: 29 Nov 2008, 18:14 »

I'm currently on vista (came one this laptop), but I can rename the recycle bin. Try clicking repeatedly on the name, that usually allows you to change the name of an icon.
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Re: Halp, Windows screwed me!
« Reply #4 on: 29 Nov 2008, 20:04 »

Can't do it in XP, you have to go into the registry.
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Re: Halp, Windows screwed me!
« Reply #5 on: 29 Nov 2008, 20:35 »

Seriously? That's just the recycle bin, right? Because I have accidentally renamed icons when my mouse went on the fritz.
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Re: Halp, Windows screwed me!
« Reply #6 on: 29 Nov 2008, 21:04 »

You can also install TweakUI for the other awesome utils and in it you can edit the name to whatever you want (if you don't want to go futzing about in the registry)
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Re: Halp, Windows screwed me!
« Reply #7 on: 29 Nov 2008, 21:05 »

Thanks, guys!
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