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12-06-2003, 05:32 PM
Have lost the Recycle bin and looking for help to recover it.
For some silly reason the Icon has disappeared from the desktop and the only reference I can find, is how to change the look of it and such things.
Using XPpro, any help appreciated...Ron

PS If any of you guys find it please send it home..

Babe Ruth
12-06-2003, 06:02 PM

If you download and install TweakUI for Windows XP from Tweak_XP (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powertoys.asp) you can then get your Recycle Bin back.

Once installed start TweakUI and click on the Desktop item in the left pane and click in the box in the righthand pane next to recycle bin. (actually it is merely a registry hack anyways)

Cheers, Babe.

12-06-2003, 08:20 PM
In help and support,type in recycle bin,it invites you to add an icon.

Urtica ferox
12-06-2003, 08:45 PM
If you get your Norton bin back you you can restore it to a normal state (i.e. not Norton protected).
See here: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=171

12-06-2003, 08:49 PM
???? Mine comes with both???

13-06-2003, 12:32 PM
Thanks for the replies, but still have the problem.
I downloaded Tweakui and followed the instructions, but there was already a tick in the box for "Desktop icon". So I took it out and then put it back in, pressed apply and restarted the computer. Still no Recycle bin Icon.
Any further help appreciated.......Ron..

13-06-2003, 01:20 PM
Hello Ron,

Are you on MSN Messenger or Yahoo messenger???

If you are can you e-mail me: stuartw77 at hotmail dot com, I have a copy of things to try etc....

13-06-2003, 03:09 PM
What about system restore,worth a try,go back to b4 you did what you did to lose it.

13-06-2003, 03:20 PM
Should mention I have Norton system works 2003,in there is a thing called Go Back,with which you can go back 2 mins or 16 hrs,got me out of a lot of similar probs.

13-06-2003, 04:30 PM
Thanks guys for the System restore suggestion, but it has been lost for to long for that to be effective...
Regards Ron..

Jen C
13-06-2003, 04:59 PM
There is this registry hack that replaces a missing XP recycle bin icon to the desktop that you might want to try. Please back up your registry first - instructions can be found under FAQ #6 accessed from the FAQ button on the top right of this page.

RecycleBin.reg (http://www2.whidbey.com/djdenham/RecycleBin.htm) - This program will replace a missing recycle bin icon on the desktop of a Windows XP system.
If you left click on the RecycleBin.reg link a page will open up displaying the contents of the registry script. To save it, right click on the link and select "save target as" and save to your desktop. Double click on the reg file to run it.

Babe Ruth
13-06-2003, 05:15 PM
Ron24, I see Jen C might have beaten me to it...
but if the solution posted by her doesn't do the trick then try the following
(NOTE backup your registry first)...

Using Notepad create a text file and call it RECYCLE.REG.
Copy the text (Select/Copy/Paste) highlighted below (EXACTLY) to the file named earlier (RECYCLE.REG) and save it.
Then double-click the file (RECYCLE.REG) to import it into the registry.
You must refresh the desktop in order to see the change(s)

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}]
@="Recycle Bin"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{645FF04 0-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}]
@="Recycle Bin"
"InfoTip"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00, 6d,00,52,00,6f,00,\
6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65 ,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,\
00,53,00,48,00,45,00,4c,00,4c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00 ,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,\
"IntroText"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00, 6d,00,52,00,6f,00,\
6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65 ,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,\
00,53,00,48,00,45,00,4c,00,4c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00 ,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,\
"LocalizedString"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00, 6d,00,52,00,\
6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74 ,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,\
00,5c,00,53,00,48,00,45,00,4c,00,4c,00,33,00,32,00 ,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,\

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{645FF04 0-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\DefaultIcon]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00 ,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00 ,32,00,5c,00,73,00,68,00,\
65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c ,00,2c,00,33,00,31,00,00,\
"Empty"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00, 52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,\
00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00 ,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,00,\
68,00,65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c ,00,6c,00,2c,00,33,00,31,\
"Full"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00, 52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,\
00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00 ,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,00,\
68,00,65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c ,00,6c,00,2c,00,33,00,32,\

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{645FF04 0-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\InProcServer32]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{645FF04 0-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\shellex]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{645FF04 0-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{645FF04 0-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{645FF04 0-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{645FF04 0-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{645FF04 0-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\{645FF 040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{645FF04 0-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\ShellFolder]

See if that works for you, Babe.

13-06-2003, 05:41 PM
I think you'll find that reg file won't do it Babe. There are a few random spaces added in by the look of it.

Babe Ruth
13-06-2003, 05:48 PM
JM, You're right :-(

TOYOTA!! Blinking PressF1 formatting woes strike again.

Maybe Ron will post a disposable email address and I can mail a copy of the file directly.


13-06-2003, 06:24 PM
If sal would open up the upload facility for non-images it would work as well.

Or the emailing. Or throwing it up on an orcon account.

13-06-2003, 10:40 PM
> JM, You're right :-(
> TOYOTA!! Blinking PressF1 formatting woes strike
> again.
> Maybe Ron will post a disposable email address and I
> can mail a copy of the file directly.

I have ron's e-mail address, so if you e-mail me at the above address I will forward it to him if that helps :)

Babe Ruth
13-06-2003, 11:35 PM
Stu, I have emailed you that file for Ron.

Cheers, Babe.