2 Ways to Recover Recycle Bin icon from XP

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2 Ways to Recover Recycle Bin icon from XP




First Method

  • Step 1: Try right-clicking your desktop and selecting "properties."
  • Step 2: On the window that comes up, select the "desktop" tab, then click "customize desktop."
  • Step 3: On the next window, select "recycle bin (full)" and click "restore default," then repeat with "recycle bin (empty)."

Second Method

  • Step 1: Go to the "Start" menu and select "Run."
  • Step 2: Type "regedit" in the search field and click "OK" to start the Registry Editor.
  • Step 3: Browse to the following registry key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace 
  • Step 4: Right click the "NameSpace" registry key in the left section of the window, select "New" and click "Key." Type "{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}" in the "Key" field and hit "Enter." A new registry key (it looks like a folder) will appear right under "NameSpace" in the left pane of the window.
  • Step 5: Click the new "{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}" registry key and then double click the "Default" entry in the right pane of the window to bring up the "Edit String" window. Type "Recycle Bin" in the "Value Data" field and hit "Enter." Close the Registry Editor.

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Published by aakai1056. Latest update on December 3, 2010 at 05:00 AM by aakai1056.
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