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Lost recycle bin (trash can) desktop ICON

  1. #1


    Ed Stoddard Guest

    Lost recycle bin (trash can) desktop ICON

    Okay, I know this is not very important, but after I installed Win Vista
    Ultimate and moved my desktop recycle bin (trash can) to the lower left of my
    screen, I noticed some time later it was GONE!

    Now the only way I can empty the trash is to go through Windows Explorer or
    click on My Computer and find the recycle bin to empty it.

    This is a small problem, I know. I'm very happy just to have Windows Vista
    working well, and I've recently learned I must turn User Account Control
    (UAC) OFF in order to get my color settings to be saved. I'm learning
    something new every day!

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  3. #2


    Walter Blanchard Guest

    Re: Lost recycle bin (trash can) desktop ICON

    Right click Desktop - Personalize and in the upper left of the UI there will be a link to desktop icons.

    --

    ______________________________

    Walter B
    waltblanch[at]tampabay[dot]rr[dot]com
    ______________________________


    "Ed Stoddard" <EdStoddard@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:AC27CA74-4CA5-4B56-830F-C77363B8A4B6@microsoft.com...
    > Okay, I know this is not very important, but after I installed Win Vista
    > Ultimate and moved my desktop recycle bin (trash can) to the lower left of my
    > screen, I noticed some time later it was GONE!
    >
    > Now the only way I can empty the trash is to go through Windows Explorer or
    > click on My Computer and find the recycle bin to empty it.
    >
    > This is a small problem, I know. I'm very happy just to have Windows Vista
    > working well, and I've recently learned I must turn User Account Control
    > (UAC) OFF in order to get my color settings to be saved. I'm learning
    > something new every day!


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  4. #3


    Rock Guest

    Re: Lost recycle bin (trash can) desktop ICON

    "Ed Stoddard" <EdStoddard@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote

    > Okay, I know this is not very important, but after I installed Win Vista
    > Ultimate and moved my desktop recycle bin (trash can) to the lower left of
    > my
    > screen, I noticed some time later it was GONE!
    >
    > Now the only way I can empty the trash is to go through Windows Explorer
    > or
    > click on My Computer and find the recycle bin to empty it.
    >
    > This is a small problem, I know. I'm very happy just to have Windows
    > Vista
    > working well, and I've recently learned I must turn User Account Control
    > (UAC) OFF in order to get my color settings to be saved. I'm learning
    > something new every day!


    You probably right clicked on it and choose Delete instead of Empty Recycle
    Bin. See the other post for how to restore it, it's easy to fix.

    --
    Rock [MVP - User/Shell]


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  5. #4


    Ed Stoddard Guest

    Re: Lost recycle bin (trash can) desktop ICON

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! I'll never lose my recycle bin again.

    "Walter Blanchard" wrote:

    > Right click Desktop - Personalize and in the upper left of the UI there will be a link to desktop icons.
    >
    > --
    >
    > ______________________________
    >
    > Walter B
    > waltblanch[at]tampabay[dot]rr[dot]com
    > ______________________________
    >
    >
    > "Ed Stoddard" <EdStoddard@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:AC27CA74-4CA5-4B56-830F-C77363B8A4B6@microsoft.com...
    > > Okay, I know this is not very important, but after I installed Win Vista
    > > Ultimate and moved my desktop recycle bin (trash can) to the lower left of my
    > > screen, I noticed some time later it was GONE!
    > >
    > > Now the only way I can empty the trash is to go through Windows Explorer or
    > > click on My Computer and find the recycle bin to empty it.
    > >
    > > This is a small problem, I know. I'm very happy just to have Windows Vista
    > > working well, and I've recently learned I must turn User Account Control
    > > (UAC) OFF in order to get my color settings to be saved. I'm learning
    > > something new every day!

    >


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  6. #5


    Ed Stoddard Guest

    Re: Lost recycle bin (trash can) desktop ICON

    Rock,

    Thanks! That is exactly what I did. And you're right, the fix is easy.
    Thanks again.

    "Rock" wrote:

    > "Ed Stoddard" <EdStoddard@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
    >
    > > Okay, I know this is not very important, but after I installed Win Vista
    > > Ultimate and moved my desktop recycle bin (trash can) to the lower left of
    > > my
    > > screen, I noticed some time later it was GONE!
    > >
    > > Now the only way I can empty the trash is to go through Windows Explorer
    > > or
    > > click on My Computer and find the recycle bin to empty it.
    > >
    > > This is a small problem, I know. I'm very happy just to have Windows
    > > Vista
    > > working well, and I've recently learned I must turn User Account Control
    > > (UAC) OFF in order to get my color settings to be saved. I'm learning
    > > something new every day!

    >
    > You probably right clicked on it and choose Delete instead of Empty Recycle
    > Bin. See the other post for how to restore it, it's easy to fix.
    >
    > --
    > Rock [MVP - User/Shell]
    >
    >


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  7. #6


    Rock Guest

    Re: Lost recycle bin (trash can) desktop ICON

    You're welcome.

    "Ed Stoddard" <EdStoddard@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote

    > Rock,
    >
    > Thanks! That is exactly what I did. And you're right, the fix is easy.
    > Thanks again.


    > "Rock" wrote:
    >
    >> "Ed Stoddard" <EdStoddard@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
    >>
    >> > Okay, I know this is not very important, but after I installed Win
    >> > Vista
    >> > Ultimate and moved my desktop recycle bin (trash can) to the lower left
    >> > of
    >> > my
    >> > screen, I noticed some time later it was GONE!
    >> >
    >> > Now the only way I can empty the trash is to go through Windows
    >> > Explorer
    >> > or
    >> > click on My Computer and find the recycle bin to empty it.
    >> >
    >> > This is a small problem, I know. I'm very happy just to have Windows
    >> > Vista
    >> > working well, and I've recently learned I must turn User Account
    >> > Control
    >> > (UAC) OFF in order to get my color settings to be saved. I'm learning
    >> > something new every day!

    >>
    >> You probably right clicked on it and choose Delete instead of Empty
    >> Recycle
    >> Bin. See the other post for how to restore it, it's easy to fix.


    --
    Rock [MVP - User/Shell]


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #7


    lost recycle bin Guest

    Lost recycle bin (trash can) desktop ICON

    Help!!!!!!!!!!!
    I can't find windows explore like you were doing for the trash and i deleted
    dthe icon from my desk top and i threw somthing away and need it back
    Please help
    kelley



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  9. #8


    Malke Guest

    Re: Lost recycle bin (trash can) desktop ICON

    lost recycle bin wrote:

    > Help!!!!!!!!!!!
    > I can't find windows explore like you were doing for the trash and i deleted
    > dthe icon from my desk top and i threw somthing away and need it back
    > Please help
    > kelley
    >
    >
    How to restore the Recycle bin icon that has been accidentally deleted -
    http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/141/1/
    Hide the "Delete" command from Recycle Bin context menu - Ramesh -
    http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/142/1/


    Malke
    --
    Elephant Boy Computers
    www.elephantboycomputers.com
    "Don't Panic!"
    MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User

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  10. #9


    Michael Guest

    RE: Lost recycle bin (trash can) desktop ICON

    Thanks, the reply to this was very helpfull to me as I had 'lost' my trash bin.


    "Ed Stoddard" wrote:

    > Okay, I know this is not very important, but after I installed Win Vista
    > Ultimate and moved my desktop recycle bin (trash can) to the lower left of my
    > screen, I noticed some time later it was GONE!
    >
    > Now the only way I can empty the trash is to go through Windows Explorer or
    > click on My Computer and find the recycle bin to empty it.
    >
    > This is a small problem, I know. I'm very happy just to have Windows Vista
    > working well, and I've recently learned I must turn User Account Control
    > (UAC) OFF in order to get my color settings to be saved. I'm learning
    > something new every day!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  11. #10


    Chris Parker Guest

    Re: Lost recycle bin (trash can) desktop ICON

    What a man!! I lost mine two and so did a few others and it drives you mad
    thankyou Walter!

    "Walter Blanchard" wrote:

    > Right click Desktop - Personalize and in the upper left of the UI there will be a link to desktop icons.
    >
    > --
    >
    > ______________________________
    >
    > Walter B
    > waltblanch[at]tampabay[dot]rr[dot]com
    > ______________________________
    >
    >
    > "Ed Stoddard" <EdStoddard@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:AC27CA74-4CA5-4B56-830F-C77363B8A4B6@xxxxxx

    > > Okay, I know this is not very important, but after I installed Win Vista
    > > Ultimate and moved my desktop recycle bin (trash can) to the lower left of my
    > > screen, I noticed some time later it was GONE!
    > >
    > > Now the only way I can empty the trash is to go through Windows Explorer or
    > > click on My Computer and find the recycle bin to empty it.
    > >
    > > This is a small problem, I know. I'm very happy just to have Windows Vista
    > > working well, and I've recently learned I must turn User Account Control
    > > (UAC) OFF in order to get my color settings to be saved. I'm learning
    > > something new every day!
    >

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