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Old 02-04-2004, 06:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A good friend of mine accidently deleted the desktop icon for the Recycle Bin. She has Win XP, and can't find recycle in programs. How do I find it , and create a new desktop icon????. I am not 'educated' in XP. Probably simple---appreciate any help. Jimmy
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Old 02-04-2004, 06:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Go to Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Restore

Choose a date for when she had the Recycle Bin Icon
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Old 02-04-2004, 06:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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OK, I thought of that, but was hoping it was somewhere else to copy and restore. I guess everything deleted will still be there????. Never done a restore before. Might be a good idea to copy the shortcut if you can't restore it!!!. Guess the program is still running , just can't access it. Thanks for your help. jimmy
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Old 02-04-2004, 06:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Your sure it hasnt been changed to Norton protected Recycle Bin?
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Old 02-04-2004, 06:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yes, She said she has deleted some items since the icon has been gone--guess they will still be there waiting to be purged????. No protected NSW bin.
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Old 02-04-2004, 06:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Not Sure if this will help

http://www.theeldergeek.com/enable_d...ecycle_bin.htm
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Old 02-04-2004, 07:06 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks for the link, but its more about disabling the bin, not restoring it. I assume its still there, just no way to access it without the icon. I guess I will have to find out how long ago the "event" happened. Like I said , have no idea what the downside to system restore is. Thanks jimmy
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Old 02-04-2004, 07:12 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I was just thinking that perhaps if you disable it, reboot and then enable it, that it will create a new icon.

Another thing, if you create a new administrive user and copy the files over to that user, you will get a new recycle bin icon. But thats a long process.
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Old 02-04-2004, 07:17 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Allright I got it.

Open up windows explorer.

On the left hand side you will see Recycle bin.

Drag it to the desktop and it will create a shortcut!
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Old 02-04-2004, 07:18 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Without the icon--which seems to be the only link to the program, I can't disable it--there is no trace of it , that I can find, no icon--no selecting , or disabling anything.
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