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By alphiedog ·
About 2yrs. ago I lost my RECYLE BIN. Somewhere down the line I deleted it.
So everything I delete is gone, and I must make sure I want to delete.
This is very inconviate.
I would like to have my recyle bin back.
I've tried to get this questionanwsered before and nobody could do it.

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by DKlippert In reply to Recyle bin

You don't mention the version of your OS, but this should work
Type the Q number in the search box at support.microsoft.com.

How the Recycle Bin Stores Files

Q136517

Scroll to the bottom of the page for directions. You could also search for and download Tweakui from MS to restore the Recycle bin.

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by alphiedog In reply to Recyle bin

Microsoft said this Q136517 doesn't exist.

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by maxwell edison In reply to Recyle bin

I think that there are a couple of things you could do. However, before doing either one, backup all your data first. (Just in case.)

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You could edit your registry to get it back:

(Note: As always, back up your Registry files -System.dat and User.dat, hidden files on the root of your hard drive--before proceeding.)

Open the Registry Editor by selecting Start, Run, typing

regedit

and clicking OK. Navigate your way to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Desktop\
NameSpace. In the left pane, right-click the NameSpace key and select New, Key. Type exactly

{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}

and press Enter. (To save yourself some typing, copy the above line to your clipboard, then press Ctrl-V after selecting New, Key.) In the right pane, right-click (Default) and select Modify. In the resulting Edit String dialog box, on the Value Data line, type

Recycle Bin

and click OK.

Close the Registry Editor, click the desktop once, press F5 (for refresh), and there's your Recycle Bin icon.

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The second thing you could do is to load Windows 9x over itself. That "should" repair damaged and replace missing files without affecting the others. This will also keep your data intact and all your configuration options and programs.

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I'd try the registry fix first, and the reload Windows over itself second.

Good luck,

Maxwell

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by alphiedog In reply to Recyle bin

It changed the name but it didn't bring it back from the dead. Know I got a recyle bin with a different name, but it still is nonoperateble. This might help, one day I hit the send to recyle bin in my documents, and there was no recyle bin to delete to!

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by DKlippert In reply to Recyle bin

PSS ID Number: Q136517
Article last modified on 08-08-2001

The information in this article applies to:

- Microsoft Windows 95
- Microsoft Windows 98
- Microsoft Windows NT Server version 4.0
- Microsoft Windows NT Workstation version 4.0
SUMMARY
When you delete a file in Windows Explorer or My Computer, the file appears in the Recycle Bin. The file remains in the Recycle Bin until you empty the Recycle Bin or restore the file.

Older files are also removed from the Recycle Bin when newer files are deleted and the Recycle Bin exceeds the maximum size allocated in Recycle Bin properties.

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by DKlippert In reply to Recyle bin

MORE INFORMATION
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Each hard disk contains a hidden folder named Recycled. This folder contains
files deleted in Windows Explorer or My Computer, or in Windows- based
programs.

When you delete a file, the complete path and file name is stored in a hidden
file called Info or Info2 (Windows 9 in the Recycled folder. The deleted file
is renamed, using the following syntax:

D<original drive letter of file><#>.<original extension>

Examples:

New file name:

Dc1.txt = (C drive, second file deleted, a .txt file)

INFO file path:

C:\Windows\Desktop\Books.txt

New file name:

De7.doc = (E drive, eighth file deleted, a .doc file)

INFO file path:

E:\Winword\Letter to Rosemary.doc

Each drive has a Recycled folder. Files deleted from compliant programs are moved
to the Recycled folder on the drive from which they are deleted. Double-clicking
the Recycle Bin icon displays the folder listing of deleted files available for
restoration.

Clicking a file and choosing Restore causes the original path to be read from the
INFO file, and the file to be renamed and restored to its original path.

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by DKlippert In reply to Recyle bin

Damaged or Deleted INFO File
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If the INFO file is damaged or deleted, no files appear in the Recycle Bin.
However, the renamed files still exist in the Recycled folder. Even though the
files in the Recycled folder have been renamed, they are not changed in any
other way. For example, a text file is still viewable as a text file. To restore
such a file, you can manually search for the file in the folder and rename it.

If the INFO file is deleted, it is re-created when you restart Windows. If the
Recycle Bin becomes damaged and stops functioning, deleting the hidden INFO file
in the Recycle folder and restarting Windows may enable you to again access
files in the Recycle Bin. The INFO file is a hidden file. To delete the INFO
file follow these steps:

1. Open a command prompt window

2. Type "cd recycled" (without the quotation marks)

3. Type "attrib -h inf*" (without the quotation marks)

4. Type "del info" (without the quotation marks)

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by DKlippert In reply to Recyle bin

Damaged Files in Recycled Folder
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No files may appear in the Recycle Bin if the files in the Recycled folder are
damaged. If this is the case, create a copy of the Recycled\ Desktop.ini file in
another folder, and then delete the entire contents of the Recycled folder.
Then, restore the Desktop.ini file to the Recycled folder. Note that doing this
deletes all files in the Recycle Bin.

If the Desktop.ini file is not present or is also damaged, it can be recreated by
adding the following information to a blank Desktop.ini file:

[.ShellClassInfo]
CLSID={645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}

Damaged Recycled Folder
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The Recycled folder itself can become damaged. Files are moved to the folder and
the Recycle Bin on the desktop appears full, but you cannot view the contents
and the Empty The Recycle Bin command is unavailable. Deleting this folder and
restarting Windows will re-create this folder and restore functionality:

1. Restart to a command prompt.

2. Type "attrib -s -h recycled" (without the quotation marks).

3. Type "del recycled" (without the quotation marks).

4. Restart the computers.

Additional query words: corrupted

======================================================================
Keywords : kbui win95 win98
Technology : kbWinNTsearch kbWinNTWsearch kbWinNTW400 kbWinNTW400search kbWinNT400search kbWinNTSsearch kbWinNTS400search kbWinNTS400 kbWin95search kbWin98search kbZNotKeyword3 kbWin98
Version : WINDOWS:; Win2000:95; winnt:4.0
Issue type : kbinfo
=============================================================================
Copyright Microsoft Corporation 2001.

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by alphiedog In reply to Recyle bin

It's hard to send things to the recyle bin when I don't have one. About 2yrs. ago it disappeared.
When I delete it's gone!
I must have deleted the recyle accidently when I frist got this computer.

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by sage138john In reply to Recyle bin

with out having to repeat all the above answers wich i agree with, to save time and effort assuming your using 98 because of it's popularity. try.."open"cdrom tools/sysrec/pcres. you'll find it starts with a dos screen, when you start to restore your system with "ctrl+esc" close all other windows that are open. windows then restores the os, this works virtually all the time and is the best and easist way restore windows98 software problems from system files to your recycle bin,it should be prity much the same for most operating systems.

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