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    Recycle Bin - Restore
    How to Restore the Recycle Bin back to the Desktop in Vista
    Recycle Bin - Restore

    How to Restore the Recycle Bin back to the Desktop in Vista


    information   Information
    This will show you how to restore the Recycle Bin back to the desktop if it was deleted by mistake or is missing.
    Note   Note
    The Recycle Bin usually gets deleted by mistake when you right click on the Recycle Bin and click on Delete instead of Empty Recycle Bin.
    Tip   Tip

    • First, check to make sure that the Recycle Bin was not just moved off-screen by accident.
      • Right click on a empty space on the desktop and click on View and click on Auto Arrange to check it.
    • Second, check to make sure that the desktop icons are not set to hide.
      • Right click on a empty space on the desktop and click on View and click on Show Desktop Icons to check it.
    • If you have more than one monitor, check to make sure that it did not get moved to the other monitor screen by mistake.

    EXAMPLE: The Recycle Bin - Full and Empty
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    Here's How:
    1. Right click on a empty area of the desktop and click Personalize.

    2. Click on the Change desktop icons link in the upper left corner. (See screenshot below)
    -change-jpg
    3. Check the Recycle Bin box. (See screenshot below)

    4. Click on OK.
    -settings-jpg
    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Re: Recycle Bin - Restore

    still get a message "Recycle Bin on C:\ is corrupted. Do you want to empty the Recycle Bin for this drive?" Dialogue box appears saying Deleting 4 items (91.3MB) When actually there are no files appearing in the Recycle Bin. Under the Heading it says "$Recycle.Bin (C:\$Recycle.Bin) Discovered 0 items (0 bytes).... and the bar showing per cent of completion begins and 1/3 of the way to finiishing another Dialogue box appears that says "the action cannot be completed because the file is open in another program" which there are no other programs running and the next line says "Close the file and try again". There are no files in use to close but the file that is shown in the dailogue box is a Quickbooks file which is a file that resembles no Quickbooks file I have ever seen.

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    Re: Recycle Bin - Restore

    Hello Jim, and welcome to Vista Forums.

    You might try this tutorial instead. It should work better for this problem. If the "the action cannot be completed because the file is open in another program" error will not let you do the tutorial, then try doing it in Safe Mode instead.

    Recycle Bin Corrupted - Cannot Delete File or Folder

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

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    Re: Recycle Bin - Restore

    hey brink i deleted the recycle bin and thought that i can bring it back but the recycle bin option is already checked in desktop properties and i cannot get it back| please help!

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    Re: Recycle Bin - Restore

    Hello Dinesh,

    See if toggling it on and off may help. Also check the TIP box at the top of this tutorial to see if any of it may apply to you. If all of that fails, try a restart.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

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    Re: Recycle Bin - Restore

    brink, this worked great for me. thanks for the help

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    Re: Recycle Bin - Restore

    You're welcome Adspain, and welcome to Vista Forums.

    Shawn

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    Re: Recycle Bin - Restore

    Shawn, if it's OK to post this here to help out a bit more. ( if anyone interested )
    I posted this on another question also.
    If I'm stepping on your advice please delete

    Recycle Bin Menu


    ~Carmine

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    Re: Recycle Bin - Restore

    Quote Originally Posted by pacinitaly View Post
    Shawn, if it's OK to post this here to help out a bit more. ( if anyone interested )
    I posted this on another question also.
    If I'm stepping on your advice please delete

    Recycle Bin Menu


    ~Carmine

    Thanks Shawn

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    Re: Recycle Bin - Restore

    Hi you all

    Here's another nice trick to create the Recycle Bin in a folder of your choice.

    First create a new folder... ( Give it a name of your choice )
    then add the following string after the given folder name :
    .{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}
    For example : MyBin.{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}

    Note that there's a period (dot or full stop) between MyBin and {645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}

    When you click this folder ( MyBin ), the Recycle Bin will open.
    It also gives you a lot of options in the right click menu which you normally don't have for the Recycle Bin.

    Sweet

    (You can create as many Recycle Bins at any location of your choice with this operation)

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