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Lost Recycle bin, not just the icon!!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by honeysmiles, Jan 21, 2010.

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  1. honeysmiles

    honeysmiles Thread Starter

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    Im using Toshiba Satellite laptop with vista home premium,

    After encountering a low virus I deleted the .exe file the virus installed and some other files, however; I didn't delete anything in my registry so i'm not sure when this occured. I notice my recycle bin icon missing so I right clicked my desktop and restored the icon, but now when I lick on it, the computer window where the original recycle bin icon is..opens up each time I click on the recycle bin icon. Am I missing a drive? Should I use my system recovery disk I made when I first purchased the laptop?

    I really would like to use the recycle bin the way it was originally.

    I appreciate any help/suggestions that will restore my precious recycle bin. Funny how we don't appreciate things, until there gone!
     
  2. Phantom010

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    I'm guessing you have tried the following?

    http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/window-on-windows/?p=541

    If no luck,

    1. Click Start, and then click My Computer.
    2. On the Tools menu, click Folder Options.
    3. Click the View tab, and then click to clear the Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) check box.
    4. Click Yes when you receive the warning message, and then click OK to close the Folder Options dialog box.
    5. Click Folders on the toolbar.

      Note If Folders is not visible on the toolbar, point to Toolbars on the View menu, and then click Standard Buttons.
    6. In the left navigation pane, under Folders, locate the Recycle Bin folder, and then drag the Recycle Bin folder to the desktop.
    7. On the Tools menu, click Folder Options.
    8. Click the View tab, and then click to select the Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) check box. Click OK.
     
  3. honeysmiles

    honeysmiles Thread Starter

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    Thanks so much for your help. I had already fixed it and didn't know it! DUHHH I fell like a clutch!
     
  4. Phantom010

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    Glad you got it fixed! :)
     
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