Missing Recycle Bin


M

Margaret

I've just started experimenting with Vista Home Prem 32-bit, and it
seems that my Recycle Bin has disappeared off my desktop. I'm running
with the old Win2000-style icons on desktop, and I've tried reverting to
the new Start menu and back, but no Recycle Bin appears. In WinXP, I
can use TweakUI to bring back the odd icon that disappears from the
desktop. How would I do this in Vista?

Thx and Regards,

Margaret
 
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David A. Lessnau

Right-click on the Desktop, select Personalize and then Change Desktop Icons
from the left sidebar. Re-check Recycle Bin. If you can't get there that
way because of your Win2000-style, just type Personalize in the Search bar
at the bottom of the Start menu.

You probably deleted the Recycle Bin accidently. For some reason, there's a
Delete option when you right-click on the Recycle Bin (easily confused with
the proper Empty Recycle Bin option since they're both "deletion"
activities).
 
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Ramesh, MS-MVP

Right-click on the Desktop, click Personalize, and in the left pane, click Change desktop icons. In the Desktop Icon Settings dialog, enable the Recycle Bin checkbox. Click OK. See also:

How to restore the Recycle bin icon that has been accidentally deleted:
http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/141/1/

How to hide the "Delete" command from Recycle Bin context menu in Windows Vista:
http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/142/1/

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


I've just started experimenting with Vista Home Prem 32-bit, and it
seems that my Recycle Bin has disappeared off my desktop. I'm running
with the old Win2000-style icons on desktop, and I've tried reverting to
the new Start menu and back, but no Recycle Bin appears. In WinXP, I
can use TweakUI to bring back the odd icon that disappears from the
desktop. How would I do this in Vista?

Thx and Regards,

Margaret
 
M

Margaret

Ramesh said:
Right-click on the Desktop, click Personalize, and in the left pane,
click Change desktop icons. In the Desktop Icon Settings dialog,
enable the Recycle Bin checkbox. Click OK. See also:

How to restore the Recycle bin icon that has been accidentally
deleted: http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/141/1/

How to hide the "Delete" command from Recycle Bin context menu in
Windows Vista: http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/142/1/

Thanks to David and Ramesh. I didn't see how I could possibly have
deleted the Recycle Bin w/o knowing it, but I didn't realize it was so
easy to do in Vista. I'll bet that's exactly what happened. Anyway,
it's back. So thx very much for your help! :)

Margaret
 
R

Ramesh, MS-MVP

You're welcome, Margaret.

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


Margaret said:
Right-click on the Desktop, click Personalize, and in the left pane,
click Change desktop icons. In the Desktop Icon Settings dialog,
enable the Recycle Bin checkbox. Click OK. See also:

How to restore the Recycle bin icon that has been accidentally
deleted: http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/141/1/

How to hide the "Delete" command from Recycle Bin context menu in
Windows Vista: http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/142/1/

Thanks to David and Ramesh. I didn't see how I could possibly have
deleted the Recycle Bin w/o knowing it, but I didn't realize it was so
easy to do in Vista. I'll bet that's exactly what happened. Anyway,
it's back. So thx very much for your help! :)

Margaret
 
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Guest

The problem is not just clicking the "delete" option. My recycle bin
sometimes disappears when I click the "empty" option. It is easy to get the
recycle bin back, but this is frustrating. The problem is very prevalent. It
obviously is a bug in Vista.
 
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