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Solved: Recycle Bin problem in XP Pro (SP3) 32-bit

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by morland, Apr 9, 2010.

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  1. morland

    morland Thread Starter

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    When I right click on Recycle Bin, the empty recycle bin option does not appear. I probably messed this one up by playing with some context menu editor some time back. BTW, I have already un-installed that tool. Is there some solution to get that back. Don't want to go through the ordeal and the associated pain of doing a fresh install.

    There is a command called sfc which is supposed to correct things and which has to be run with the XP CD in. I can't recall the syntax. Maybe that can help??

    Thanks
     
  2. Phantom010

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    You can try this registry fix: Replace/Repair the Recycle Bin

    Save the .reg file to your desktop. Double-click it to merge it to the registry.

    Reboot.

    If the fix only opens as a text file, right-click it and select Open With > Choose Program... Then, select the Registry Editor.

    If the Registry Editor is not in the list, browse to C:\WINDOWS and select regedit.
     
  3. morland

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    Thank you (again) Phantom010 :) Problem solved. You have been a life saver this week. Hats off to you.

    Regards.
     
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