Introduction: Get Back Your Recycle Bin (Vista)

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Has this ever happened to you?

I meant to hit Empty Recycle Bin but clicked on Delete instead. Now my Recycle Bin has disappeared from my desktop. How do I get it back?

This instructable will teach you how to get it back!

Step 1: Control Panel

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First you're going to:

right click desktop > personalize
start > control panel > personalize

Step 2: Getting It Back

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1. click Change desktop icons
2. check Recycle Bin
3. Ok

Step 3: Have Fun With Your Recycle Bin

Congratulations on getting your recycle bin back to where it's supposed to be. Have fun with it.


lemonie (author)2009-11-21

What sort of fun can be had with a Windows recycle-bin?


mrmoneybagss (author)lemonie2009-11-21

umm deleting junk?

lemonie (author)mrmoneybagss2009-11-21

It might be more fun if you customised the recycle-sound? (e.g.)


account3r2 (author)lemonie2011-12-24

Hahaha! That's probably what I'm going to set as my new recycled sound!

VadimS (author)2009-11-21

The term for this is regression.
Windows xp doesn't let you delete it (or 2000 if memory serves).

mrmoneybagss (author)VadimS2009-11-21

i know they don't, that's why it says "Vista" (in the title)

VadimS (author)mrmoneybagss2009-11-21

It was meant as an insult to vista.

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