Recycle Bin


New Member

I am new to windows vista and i just got a new laptop which came
with vista home edition installed, now i set the laptop up the way i
want it, then i deleted a few file's i no longer required but when i
went to empty the recycle bin i accidently deleted the recycle bin,
can some one be so kind to tell me how i can restore the recycle
bin to the desktop . Thank you .


Windows Forum Admin
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Hi and welcome to the forum....:)

To return the Recycle bin icon to the desktop, right-click on the desktop, choose 'Personalise' down at the bottom and then look on the left-hand side of the revealed box. Under Tasks you should see 'change desktop icons'. Click that and then tick the check box for the recycle bin which should then reappear...


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And run this little reg file, if you like, which will remove that dumb drop down menu item in the recycle bin "delete"

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