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How do you recover a Deleted Recycle Bin (Win XP)?

By Yur_Majesty ·
One of my clients has managed to delete his RECYCLE BIN. No, not just the icon, but the entire bin. Windows Explorer does not show it even there on the tree.
RegEdit tricks used by TweakUI and other tools do not bring it back. I have even walked through all the items in KB810869, but to no avail. The user did not tell me about it for over 2 months, so there is no restore point to fall back on. Also, he is 400 miles away, so I will need to resolve this remotely (via LogMeIn).
Any thoughts?

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Well looking at what you have posted about this

by OH Smeg In reply to How do you recover a Dele ...

I would suggest a Repair/In Place Install which you most defiantly can not do remotely.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978788

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Reinstall SP?

by philldmc In reply to How do you recover a Dele ...

Have you tried reinstalling SP3? just food for thought..

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Possibility.

by seanferd In reply to How do you recover a Dele ...

Create directory C:\RECYCLER with attributes SHR
Create directory C:\RECYCLER\%user SID% with attributes SHR
Create file C:\RECYCLER\%user SID%\desktop.ini with attributes SH
-Contents of file:
<code.ShellClassInfo]
CLSID={645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}</code>

File C:\RECYCLER\%user SID%\INFO2 (attrib H) should be created in the Recycle Bin on first use.
If not, you can try creating this binary file with a header
<code>05 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 20 03 00 00 </code>
(First 16 bytes, 0 - F.)

Use sensibly. Don't create file or dir if exist. Mind the attributes. Ensure that you have any potentially extant file or directory fully un-hidden before playing. (Although I suspect the latter is the cause of the original problem...)

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you can try the following

by Sue T In reply to How do you recover a Dele ...

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_abc.htm about a third of the way down this page you will see Replace/Repair the Recycle Bin This should work for you.

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System Restore

by riteshvaja In reply to How do you recover a Dele ...

Is your system restore on?

Then restore your system to a previous date, maybe 1 month behind. Your saved documents will remain there after system restore.

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How do you recover a Deleted Recycle Bin (Win XP)?

by tnyamutenha In reply to How do you recover a Dele ...

Tell the client to run the sfc/scanow command

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