Missing Recycle Bin


D

DK

On my work PC there is no longer a recycle bin. I don't
know when this happened. When I delete files now they ask
if I'm sure I'd like to move them to the recycle bin but I
cannot find it. My icons are arranged so I see them all.
Is there a way to access the recycle bin even if the
desktop icon is missing? I want to make sure this stuff
is getting deleted and they aren't keeping my "trash" at
work.

Thank you.
 
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George Hester

If you have show all hidden files and folders enabled in Windows Explorer | Tools | Folder options... | View then you will see a folder called C:\Recycler. In that is your recycle bin. You can double click that and see your Recycle Bin. Assuming you have the neccesary permissions.

The way to get the Recycle Bin back on your desktop can be accomplished in many ways. One way is to make sure Goup policies are not disabling that. Another way is to make a shortcut on your desktop like this:

Right-click desktop | New | Folder. Then rename the folder to Recycle Bin.CLSID You will need to find the CLSID of the Recycle Bin. I cannot get this for you at the moment but if you have trouble getting that through a search in Google I'll get it then.
 
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Matthew

George,

I am haveing the same problem... I did all three of your
samples and none worked. I also have Norton systemworks
with a protection file inco that replaced the recycle bin
incon but its missing..

Thanks for any help

Matt
-----Original Message-----
If you have show all hidden files and folders enabled in
Windows Explorer | Tools | Folder options... | View then
you will see a folder called C:\Recycler. In that is your
recycle bin. You can double click that and see your
Recycle Bin. Assuming you have the neccesary permissions.
The way to get the Recycle Bin back on your desktop can
be accomplished in many ways. One way is to make sure
Goup policies are not disabling that. Another way is to
make a shortcut on your desktop like this:
Right-click desktop | New | Folder. Then rename the
folder to Recycle Bin.CLSID You will need to find the
CLSID of the Recycle Bin. I cannot get this for you at
the moment but if you have trouble getting that through a
search in Google I'll get it then.
 

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