How do I replace my recycle bin icon?

Question

I am running Windows 98 and have not had a recycle bin icon for quite some time. My computer is frequently out of space and would like to clean up some files and send them to the recycle bin or emply it if I can find it.. It cannot be located when looking in Windows Explorer and checking the "C" drive. I tried to look for it in "find" but to no avail. Any ideas?

Answer

This question was answered on April 27, 2007. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

1 Click Start, and then click My Computer

2 On the Tools menu, click Folder Options

3 Click the View tab, and then click to clear the Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) check box

4 Click Yes when the warning message appears, and then click OK to close the Folder Options dialog box

5 Click Folders on the toolbar.

Note If Folders is not visible on the toolbar, point to Toolbars on the View menu, and then click Standard Buttons

6 In the left pane, under Folders, locate the Recycle Bin folder, and then drag the Recycle Bin folder to the desktop

7 On the Tools menu, click Folder Options

8 Click the View tab, and then click to select the Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) check box Click OK

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Posted by Ryan of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on April 27, 2007