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MiniBin Puts Windows Recycle Bin In System Tray

MiniBin is an application designed to be a trash bin for your system tray. The Recycle Bin can end up consuming a lot of space and for those people who may have less disk space left in their primary drive (e.g. C drive) may get repeated prompts of low disk space. It can be quite annoying to minimize all windows to reach your desktop continually for emptying the Recycle Bin. MiniBin can be handy for those people who may wish to avoid this inconvenience or the ones who hide the trash bin from the desktop. You can also benefit from it if you’re using a replacement shell which provides a system tray but no useable trashbin. You can empty trash, view trash size and rename Recycle Bin functions.

From system tray right-click context menu, you can open the Recycle Bin, empty trash, exit MiniBin and Configure settings.


To check the size of the Recycle Bin, hover your mouse over the MiniBin icon.


You can enable emptying the trash with a double click, set a prompt before deleting trash, play sound when Recycle Bin is emptied, and enable progress view for the deleted trash from Configurations. You can even change the names of the default functions according to your liking.

minibin configuration

For example, you can rename the Empty function to Remove Junk, or any another name of your liking.

Remove junk

MiniBin works on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.

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