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"recycle bin" icon on desktop

By jsnowbunny100 ·
The "recycle bin" icon is missing from my desktop. No other icons are missing. The "Show Desktop Icons" tab is checked.

How do I add the recycle bin icon to my desktop?


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by Craig321 In reply to

instead of manually adding registry entries you can download this reg file and it will do it for you.

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by SypherSoul(sp) In reply to "recycle bin" icon on des ...

Right click on desktop
select desktop;right-click desktop
Next click customize desktop tab in lower right hand corner. Select restore defaults and click ok
Another way Theme modifications:
select properties
theme box: select windows xp default theme click ok

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by The Hive In reply to "recycle bin" icon on des ...

Be sure that no third party registry tool is installed in your computer like poledit, etc. If you are sure then use regedit and go to


And a new key:

Add a string value within the Key; name it as (Default)
and Value Data as Recycle Bin

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by The Hive In reply to

Typographical error:

Add a new key not And a new key

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