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Recycle Bin Does Not Work

By HB_BC ·
Some where along the line I have deleted the programing for my Recycle Bin. When I click on the icon there is no comand for deleteing or cleaning out the Recycle Bin. There is a folder in windows explore labeled recycle but no icon. The only way I can empty the recycle fold is to select all and hold the shift key and hit delete.

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by ShanePri In reply to Recycle Bin Does Not Work

I'm assuming your running win98. Try changing the icon setting. Go to display settings, click on effects tab, & highlight the recycle bin icon. Click change, &/or click on the default icon button. If this does not work, reinstall os. Hope this helps!

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by HB_BC In reply to Recycle Bin Does Not Work

Tried everything but reinstall. Trying to keep from doing that. Beside there is no properties for my Icon to change. it is just a short cut for the recycle bin only.

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by billc124 In reply to Recycle Bin Does Not Work

Here are some steps that should correct the problem. It sounds like your Recycle Bin has become corrupted, here is how ro recreate it.

To resolve this issue, follow these steps:

1. Click Start, point to Shutdown, and then click Restart to MS-DOS.

2. Type "CD\" (without the quotation marks), and then press ENTER.

3. Type "CD RECYCLED" (without the quotation marks), and then press ENTER.

4. Type "ATTRIB -r -s -h info2.*" (without the quotation marks), and then press
ENTER.
5. Type "DEL INFO2" (without the quotation marks), and then press ENTER.

NOTE: This deletes the damaged INFO2 file and creates a new file automatically.
6. Windows 95: Restart your computer.

When you see the "Starting Windows 95" message, press F8, and then on the
Startup menu, select Command Prompt Only.

Windows 98: Restart your computer, press and hold down the CTRL key after your
computer completes the Power On Self Test (POST), and then on the Startup
menu, select Command Prompt Only.

NOTE: You can start the computer with the Windows Startup disk if it is
available.

7. At the command prompt, type the following lines, pressing ENTER after each
line:

attrib -r -s -h c:\recycled
deltree c:\recycled

NOTE: If the problem occurs on a drive other than C, substitute the appropriate
drive letter for drive C in the above commands.

8. Restart the computer. This re-creates the Recycle Bin.

Hope this helps you.

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