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

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  • sneakyone Nov 18, 2009

    Hi,I have just tried that but did not fix the problem. I am runing Vista Home.

  • sneakyone Nov 18, 2009

    Hi Jennifer 720, I have tried that but it didn't work. I then tried again and did a restart no luck again.
    Arthur Tully.


  • sneakyone Nov 23, 2009

    Hi Lock and Jennifer, I have tried all ideas except the register one which I am too scared to try. None of the others have worked for me. Sorry.
    Arthur Tully.


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Hello

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.
The recycle bin icon has - change-desktop-icons-thumb.png
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
Andrea

Posted on Nov 17, 2009

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    Andrea Lock Nov 18, 2009

    Hello

    Don't know if you have tried this yet, but here is another suggestion.
    Goto the registry
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Deskt
    op\NameSpace and create a new key called
    "{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}" then set the (Default) entry
    for this key to Recycle Bin.

    Let me know if this doesn't work.

    Kind regards
    Andrea


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Hello and thank you for using Fixya's services.

Right-click on an empty space on your desktop and select Personalize.

Click Change desktop icons located on the top left of the Personalization window under Tasks.

Check off the recycle bin in the Desktop Icons Settings window.

The recycle bin icon has - 9ae9d6a.png
Click OK to save your settings.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

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Hello

Has your recycle bin gone missing from your desktop? Have you looked everywhere to no avail? Don't worry! The following steps will help you find and recover your lost recycle bin.

Right click any blank area of your desktop. In the menu that comes up, click on "Properties."

Click on the "Desktop" tab, and then click on the "Customize Desktop" button.

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.

Right click a blank area of your taskbar, point to "Toolbars," and then click on "Desktop."

Click on the double carets (>>) next to "Desktop" on your taskbar. Look for your recycle bin in the menu that comes up.

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.

It is that easy!!!

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