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No icons on the desktop

When switched on the system it runs properly but no icon (my computer, recycle bin, my documents ...) not displayed

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Re: no icons on the desktop

Hi if you right click your mouse on the center of the desktop a menu will come up highlight the one that says arrange icons by another menu will appear make sure that show desktop icons is checked to the left if is isnt check it by clicking on it and the icons will appear. hope this helps.

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In windows vista how do I replace the recycle bin onto the desktop after deleting it

1. Right click on an empty area of the desktop and click "Personalize".

2. Click on the Change desktop icons link in the upper left corner. (See screenshot below)

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3. Check the Recycle Bin box. (See screenshot below)


4. Click on OK.

Sep 17, 2014 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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I accidentally remove my recycle bin from the homepage . I need to restore it I don't see it anywhere in my computer though. Side note I do not have internet will I needed in order to restore it?

  1. Open Personalization by clicking the Start button 4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33_47.png, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Personalization.

  2. In the left pane, click Change desktop icons, and then do one of the following:

    • To remove the Recycle Bin from the desktop, clear the Recycle Bin check box.

    • To display the Recycle Bin on the desktop, select the Recycle Bin check box.

  3. Click OK.

Feb 13, 2013 | Operating Systems

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Unwanted icons all over wallpaper on my computer

The link below tells how to enable the Desktop Cleanup Wizard. It will remove any icons that have not been used in the last 60 days. This is the only automated process that I am aware of. You can manually remove them by dragging them back into the recycle bin.

Oct 21, 2012 | Microsoft Operating Systems

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How do i empty computer bin

You mean Recycle Bin? Right click inside the Recycle Bin window, and click "Empty Recycle Bin".

Mar 26, 2011 | Operating Systems

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The recycle bin icon has disappeared from the desktop.Can you help?


Firstly, what operating system are you using? I am going to give you steps to fix this in both xp and vista.

Windows XP:
  1. Right click any blank area of your desktop. In the menu that comes up, click on “Properties.”
  2. Step 2 Click on the “Desktop” tab, and then click on the “Customize Desktop” button.
  3. Step 3 On the “General” tab, you will see a field with some standard desktop icons. Click on the “recycle bin” icon and then click on “Restore Default.” Click “OK,” and then “Apply,” and finally “OK” again. You should see your recycle bin back in its spot on your desktop. If your recycle bin is still not appearing on your desktop, try the next steps.
  4. Step 4 Right click a blank area of your task bar, point to “Toolbars,” and then click on “Desktop.”
  5. Step 5 Click on the double carets (>>) next to “Desktop” on your taskbar. Look for your recycle bin in the menu that comes up.
  6. Step 6 Drag the recycle bin from the menu to your desktop by clicking on it with your mouse, holding the mouse button down, and moving it to the desktop.
Windows Vista:

First, right-click on the Desktop and select Personalize. In the dialog box on the right hand side, there should be an option called Change desktop icons.
On the Change desktop icons dialog box, go ahead and check the Recycle Bin box to add that back to your desktop. You’ll notice that there is a Full Recycle Bin and Empty Recycle Bin icon.
If you click Apply, your icon should now be back on the desktop.

Really hope this can be of help.

Kind regards

Nov 17, 2009 | Operating Systems

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Problems with Vista Ultimate 32bit

I am running Win 7 but if you right click on the desktop, select the last item on the menu and select desktop icons you can change the icon for the full and empty pics of the recycle bin.


Sep 12, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Windows Vista Ultimate: Recycle Bin

If you find that when your Recycle Bin does not refresh but shows the same icon, irrespective of whether it is empty or full, here are some trouble-shooting steps you can try. Hopefully, one of these 5, should help you. 1) Check if you have installed any Theme or an Icon Package, and see if uninstalling it makes the problem go away. if so then the problem is in the Theme or Package. Also try switching the theme to Windows Classic theme and them back to Vista Aero default. 2) Right-click Desktop > Personalize > Change desktop icons > Disable / Uncheck Recycle Bin. Then click Restore Defaults. Click OK. Reboot. Now using the same method Enable /Check Recycle Bin, then restore defaults. Click OK. Refresh Desktop. 3) In the 'Desktop Icons settings' Dialog Box, check on Recycle Bin.
Then click on the ‘Recycle Bin Empty’ icon.
Click on 'Change Icon' tab.
rom the new box which opens, select the icon that shows the 'Recycle Bin Full'.
Do the same for 'Recycle Bin Full' icon.
Change it to 'Recycle Bin Empty' icon.
Now click Apply.
Now check whether, when the Recycle Bin is full, the empty-icon show. And vice versa.
If it does, go back and again change back the icons, to what they should be, using the same procedure, mentioned above. 4) Use the Group Policy Object Editor.
Type gpedit.msc in Vista's Start Menu Search bar and hit enter.
User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Desktop > Remove Recycle Bin icon from desktop > Double click on it > Enable > Apply Reboot.
Next, follow the same above-mentioned steps. But this time instead of 'Enable' select 'Not Configured.
See if it helps. 5) Repair or Re-build the Icon Cache. For this the easiest way would be to download and use TuneUp Utilities or Stardocks Icon Packager. They are not freeware, but you can use the trial versions to get your job done.

Apr 04, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Recycle bin


follow the below steps to rename the recycle bin

To change the name of the Recycle Bin desktop icon, open Regedit and go to:

and change the name "Recycle Bin" to whatever you want (don't type any quotes).

Sep 12, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Desktop icons lost

Sadly, there is no straightforward command you can use to recover them, but well, there are three ways, really, that you can get your icons back, depending on which ones were lost, that you are referring to. for this, I'm assuming you're running a more recent version of Windows.
----- For Windows XP ------
1) for recently deleted icons- check your Recycle bin, they could still be there.

2)for system-installed icons, such as My Computer, and Internet Explorer- you can recover these by going into your Display Properties (Start -> Control Panel -> Display). Select the Desktop tab, and click on Customize Desktop. Make sure the "General" tab is selected, then, under the "Desktop icons" section, tick off the icons you want to restore. click on "Ok" when you're finished, and Presto! those icons are up on your screen.

3)If the above two options don't work, you may have to add them manually ( a pain, I know). To add a shortcut in this fashion, right-click anywhere on the desktop, and select New -> Shortcut. you will have another window appear on your screen, asking you where the file you are making a shortcut to is located, and what you want to call it. follow the steps, and when you're finished, you should have a working icon. (another option would be to reinstall the software that made the icons, but that's also a pain in itself.).

----for windows vista ----

1) check the Recycle Bin (same procedure as Windows Xp, although, if your recycle bin option is deleted, then you have a problem that can be solved by using #2)

2) For system-installed shortcuts- follow This excellent tutorial.

3)Manually installing shortcuts- same as for XP.

Dec 17, 2007 | Operating Systems

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