Vista - Restore Deleted Recycle Bin

If you accidentally or purposely deleted the Recycle Bin icon from your desktop, or if it disappeared for unknown reasons, you can easily get it back. To restore the Recycle Bin icon to your desktop, follow the steps below.

1. Right-click on a blank space on your desktop and, in the popup menu that appears, choose Personalize.

2. In the "Personalize appearance and sounds" windows that appears, in the left pane, Click on "Change desktop icons".

Desktop Icons Settings dialog box

3. In the "Desktop Icons Settings" dialog box, set the checkbox next to "Recycle Bin" and click on the [OK] button.

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