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Missing Recycle Bin

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by wsbr, Apr 28, 2004.

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  1. wsbr

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    Does anyone know how to restore a missing recycle bin?

    I'm using windows 98SE (version 4.10.2222). It's a norton protected recycle bin, but I'm pretty sure that's got nothing to do with it in this case.

    It doesn't show up on the desktop, and it doesn't show up on the C: Drive. It's just gone!

    When I delete files, windows asks if I want to send them to the recycle bin, as usual, so I click Yes, and it deletes them, except sometimes it freezes and I have to shut down Explorer, which solves the freezing at least. As to where the files go, I don't know...

    I've tried using TweakUI, Norton Disk Doctor, Norton Win Doctor, etc. but to no avail.

    Help! (please?)

    TIA
     
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    I'd uninstall all the Symantec products you have except NAV and Norton Filewall if you have that firewall.
     
  4. DFC

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    Try this..

    Open regedit and go to the following key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Desktop\NameSpace

    Under this key create a key with the ID {645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E} and name the default string value which is created in it to "Recycle Bin" (no quotes)....
     
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    That seems to be a dead link...???

    Also, after uninstalling NSW, and even after reinstalling it, there's no change. But thanks anyway.

    I'll try the registry mod next. If that doesn't work, I'll try that recommended .reg file (which I've downloaded.)

    Thanks to all who have replied. I'll let you know if either of the two remaining pieces of advice work.
     
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    For future reference if a link doesn't work, all you have to do is highlight, copy and paste the whole link to your browser's Address box and press Enter or click Go.
     
  10. wsbr

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    Thanks, I've got the link thing now.

    By the looks of it, I think the registry information for the Recycle Bin has been deleted. I don't know how, either. But most importantly, I don't know how to add it back in.

    I tried that .reg file at dougknox.com, but I get the feeling that was for XP - it wasn't even accepted by Win98SE. Probably just as well, in a way... Anyhow, I searched that site for 'recycle' - nothing else came up.

    Um. Upgrading to WinXP is looking more and more tempting. But for now, I'll just try googling the bin a bit.

    Thanks. :)
     
  11. DFC

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    This problem was fixed in another thread. Read THIS and see if it helps. Good luck. (y)
     
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