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Recycle Bin icon missing

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by vaughan3500, Sep 8, 2008.

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  1. vaughan3500

    vaughan3500 Thread Starter

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    I have Windows XP and cannot locate the Recycle Bin icon to empty it. Can someone help?
     
  2. Tufenuf

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    Right click your Desktop>Arrange Icons By and checkmark Show Desktop Icons.

    If that doesn't solve the problem go to the link below, scroll down to line 64 (Right column) and click on "Replace/Repair the Recycle Bin in Windows XP" to download a reg file fix. Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt.

    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm


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  3. vaughan3500

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    Thanks! Now that I've flocated my Recycle icon, is it ok to delete files in it? I am attempting to delete files from an external harddrive but am getting a message that there is not enough room in my Recycle Bin.
     
  4. Tufenuf

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    vaughan3500, Any files you deleted and put them in your Recycle Bin should be safe to delete or you wouldn't have put them there. You can also right click your Recycle Bin, choose Properties and under the global tab increase the Maximum Size of the Recycle Bin if you wish to.

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  5. vaughan3500

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    Awesome! I've learned so much dealing with this problem. Thanks for your help.
     
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