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Solved: I accidentally deleted my Recycle Bin, how do I restore it?

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  1. frostcor

    frostcor Thread Starter

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    Well i was going to empty the recycle bin but i deleted it first time i have done that to and i looked for a lot of help but i tried almost everything not sure what to do there.


    any help would be great thanks.
     
  2. blues_harp28

    blues_harp28 Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    Hi and welcome to TSG.
    Try Right click the desktop and select Properties.
    Click the Desktop tab> Customize Desktop.
    Click on the Recycle Bin icon in the display.
    Click Restore.
    Apply and OK.
     
  3. redoak

    redoak Gone but never forgotten

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    I think I have located the info you need. Go to Start, then Help and Support. Put "recycle bin" (without quotes) in the search window. At the bottom of the ensuing menu, click on MS Knowledge Base ---. Then click on item #3 in the following menu. Look at the other items in the list, too.

    It seems to me that you might accomplish the same result by using "System Restore," going back to a date just before you lost your Recycle Bin.
     
  4. redoak

    redoak Gone but never forgotten

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    "B": You posted as I was searching and composing. Much simpler your way, and I may not have been right.

    {redoak}
     
  5. randy_california

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    If this is for Windows Vista,
    1. Right click an empty area of the desktop and select Personalize.
    2. In the left pane of the Personalization window, click Change Desktop Icons.
    3. Under Desktop Icons, put a checkmark in the box labeled Recycle Bin.
     
  6. frostcor

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    umm well I've tried the custumize desktop and i have going to regedit in run and found were the recycle bin is at least i think so lol. in reg edit i went to HKEY_CURRENT_USER/software/microsoft/windows/explorer/hidedesktopicons/newstartpanel then mdified and deleted then re entered {645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}

    umm still not sure what else to try.

    My comp is a dell dimension 8200 desktop
    1gbram, Pentium 4 2 ghz,
    60gig Hard Drive, windows xp sp2,

    thanks everyone i hope i can fix this.
     
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    well it still isint working im not sure why i followed both sites intructions went to the regedit and i still cant bring it back i did find one that wasint there acording to this

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}]
    @="Recycle Bin"

    and enterd the new key and restarted the comp but still no bin i have a lot of crap in it lol like 3 gigs i have almost no more space on my comp if i cant fix this is there a way for me to delete what is in the recycle bin?


    and thanks for helping and replying i hope i can figure this out.
     
  10. smeegle

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    Did you find the solution to your problem, Frostcor? I had the same problem once and did what Blues_Harp described. It work. Also, if you haven't already, check out CCleaner. It'll delete whatever is in your recycle bin.
     
  11. frostcor

    frostcor Thread Starter

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    no afraid that no i havint been able to figure this out still and i hope i can mabey i did it wrong with the regedit. so im still not sure what to do for now ill download cc cleaner and delete whats in the recycle bin.

    hope i can still get the bin back untill then ill keep postin lol.
     
  12. fairnooks

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    My goodness! Who sent this fine young soldier into the registry after the recycle bin? Oh jeez :eek:
     
  13. redoak

    redoak Gone but never forgotten

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    Do you have a solution that does not require it?

    Back to my earlier post: "frostcor," did you try System Restore?

    {redoak}
     
  14. devil_himself

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    Greetings frostcor

    Create a new system restore point and then use the attached reg file ..
     

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    fairnooks Banned

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    Yes redoak but both ways have already been mentioned (system restore and icon restore)...I'm just a bit crestfallen when someone sends somebody into the registry right away because then if that doesn't work, the changes made usually negate any of the easy fixes that would otherwise have worked quickly and effectively. In other words now we might just all be here shooting at ducks with blindfolds on.
     
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