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Jaser

How do I undelete the Recycle Bin?

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Hi Teamsters,

I accidently deleted the Recycle icon off my desktop, or it's just gone missing.

How do I get it back?

I checked the recycle bin the windows explorer but nothing was in it.

*dizzy blond moment*

Cheers,

J :wacko:

Edited by Jaser

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Right click, Personalize, Under tasks - Change desktop icons. Just click the Recycle box and you'll be fine.

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your lucky, i acidentaly deleted mine in xp... i had to enable it again with the registry, took me a little while to find the right key for that.

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i've done many strange things in my time, but to this date i aint deleted the recycle bin and it still makes me giggle at times when you hear someone scream out them words.

thankyou been feeling low all day and you gave me alittle pickup :D

glad the issuse for you is resolved now.

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Seems accidentally deleting the recycle bin is common since Vista added the "Delete" in the right-click menu. I've done it too, confusing "Delete" with "Empty Recycle Bin".

Here's a way you can change the delete function to a search function to prevent accidental delete.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\shell\Delete]
@="Search"
"Description"=" Search system files"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\shell\Delete\command]
@=hex(2):25,00,77,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,69,00,72,00,25,00,5c,00,65,00,78,00,70,\
00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\shell\Delete\ddeexec]
@="[FindFolder(\\\"%l\\\", %I)]"
"NoActivateHandler"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\shell\Delete\ddeexec\Application]
@="Folders"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\shell\Delete\ddeexec\topic]
@="AppProperties"

Oh yeah, this is also in the wrong section, isn't it?

Edited by spacesurfer

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Deleting it us not uncommon. It's one of the very first things I do to any PC I normally use. It's a useless bin as far as I'm concerned. I only delete stuff I really mean to delete.

But there's the one time where I forgot to disable it before deleting the offending link. Not to worry, one goes under c:\recycler\ (or whatever drive the case may be), right click on the S-1-2* folder, properties, global, then "do not move files to the recycle bin".

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