No recycle bin on desktop


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Daniel Prince

I run Windows XP Home SP2. Today I noticed that there was no
recycle bin on my desktop. It is not in my unused desktop icons
either.

I did a Google newsgroup search and I found some recommendations to
use TweakUI. I used the repair function of TweakUI and it moved my
desktop icons around but there is still no recycle bin.

How can I get my recycle bin back? Thank you in advance for all
replies.
 
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Ramesh, MS-MVP

Hi Daniel,

Download the following REG fix:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/reg/xp_show_recycle_bin.reg
Save the file to Desktop, right-click and choose "Merge"

If that does not help, see the following KB article for other possibilities:

Recycle Bin Does Not Appear on the Desktop:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=810869

--
Regards,

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


I run Windows XP Home SP2. Today I noticed that there was no
recycle bin on my desktop. It is not in my unused desktop icons
either.

I did a Google newsgroup search and I found some recommendations to
use TweakUI. I used the repair function of TweakUI and it moved my
desktop icons around but there is still no recycle bin.

How can I get my recycle bin back? Thank you in advance for all
replies.
 
D

Daniel Prince

Ramesh said:
Hi Daniel,

Download the following REG fix:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/reg/xp_show_recycle_bin.reg
Save the file to Desktop, right-click and choose "Merge"

If that does not help, see the following KB article for other possibilities:

Recycle Bin Does Not Appear on the Desktop:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=810869

The merge did not work. I looked at the url above and it had two
registry change to make. Both of the changes listed were already in
the state the article it said to change them to.

In the WORKAROUND section it says:

1. Click Start, and then click My Computer

When I click start, I do not see a "My Computer" entry. There is
one on my desktop but I have to double click it to use it. Also if
I drag the recycle directory to my desktop, it will give me only
access to the recycle bin on one of my five logical drives and not
the other four drives won't it?

BTW the url you gave me does not work correctly with Mozilla Firefox
(only part of the page loads).
 
M

Michael T.

Daniel Prince said:
When I click start, I do not see a "My Computer" entry.

Right-click Taskbar
Select Properties from menu that is displayed
Select Start Menu (tab)
Select Start menu (top radio button) - not Classic Start menu
Click Customize (button)
Select Advanced (tab)
You will see a 'tree' of selections mid-dialog titled "Start menu items:"
Scroll down to My Computer
Click "Display as a link"
Click OK to exit this dialog
Click OK again to exit "Taskbar and Start Menu Properties"
 
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Ramesh, MS-MVP

What about the "Method 3" in that article?

--
Regards,

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


Ramesh said:
Hi Daniel,

Download the following REG fix:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/reg/xp_show_recycle_bin.reg
Save the file to Desktop, right-click and choose "Merge"

If that does not help, see the following KB article for other
possibilities:

Recycle Bin Does Not Appear on the Desktop:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=810869

The merge did not work. I looked at the url above and it had two
registry change to make. Both of the changes listed were already in
the state the article it said to change them to.

In the WORKAROUND section it says:

1. Click Start, and then click My Computer

When I click start, I do not see a "My Computer" entry. There is
one on my desktop but I have to double click it to use it. Also if
I drag the recycle directory to my desktop, it will give me only
access to the recycle bin on one of my five logical drives and not
the other four drives won't it?

BTW the url you gave me does not work correctly with Mozilla Firefox
(only part of the page loads).
 
D

Daniel Prince

Ramesh said:
What about the "Method 3" in that article?

The article says that it only works in XP Professional and as I
wrote in my original message I have XP Home.
 
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Ramesh, MS-MVP

I was referring to the "NonEnum" part. I believe that applies to XP Home
Edition also (though XP Home does not have GPEDIT). Doesn't hurt to give it
a try.

--
Regards,

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


Ramesh said:
What about the "Method 3" in that article?

The article says that it only works in XP Professional and as I
wrote in my original message I have XP Home.
 

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