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Missing Vista Recycle Bin

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009 by | Filed Under: Computer Terms, Desktop Enhancement
 
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I had yet another distressed Worldstart reader contact me yesterday to tell me that their recycle bin had pulled a Harry Houdini and escaped from their desktop. This is worrisome, to say the least, but, as always, there is a solution. Actually, there are a couple of solutions depending on your Operating System, so let’s get to them!

In Windows Vista and 7, Right-Click on your Desktop to bring up the Personalize Appearance and Sounds window.

Click “Change Desktop Icons

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From here, you’ll see a list of check boxes, one of which being the Recycle Bin. If it’s not checked, then do so and hit Apply.

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You should now have your Recycle Bin icon back of your desktop!

If you happen to be a Windows XP user, click here. That tip should help you get your XP Recycle Bin back where it belongs.

~Andrew

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