Video: Restore the Recycle Bin to the Desktop in Windows XP

Accidentally delete the Recycle Bin from the Windows XP Desktop? Bill Detwiler shows you a quick and easy registry edit to get the icon back.

The Recycle Bin made its debut in Windows 95. And that little wastebasket icon has been a Desktop staple ever since. That is, unless you accidentally delete it. And for Windows XP users there's no menu option to bring it back. During this week's TR Dojo episode, I show you a quick Registry edit to retrieve your Recycle Bin icon in Windows XP.

And to save you a bit of time when making the edit, here's the name of the registry key that you'll need to create:


For those who prefer text to video, you can click the Transcript link that appears below the video player window or check out Mark Kaelin's article, "How do I restore the Recycle Bin to the Desktop in Windows XP?"

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