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Lost recycle bin (trash can) desktop ICON

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Ed Stoddard

#1
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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Walter Blanchard

#2
Right click Desktop - Personalize and in the upper left of the UI there will be a link to desktop icons.

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Walter B
waltblanch[at]tampabay[dot]rr[dot]com
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"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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#3
"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.

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Rock [MVP - User/Shell]
 

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Ed Stoddard

#4
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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Ed Stoddard

#5
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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#6
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]
 

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lost recycle bin

#7
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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Malke

#8
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
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Michael

#9
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! :)
 

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Chris Parker

#10
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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