Who threw out my recycle bin?


I am running windows ME and have accidently lost my

desktop icon for my Recycle Bin. How do I get it back on my

desktop and where is it located originally?


This question was answered on December 5, 2002. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

There are a couple of solutions.

First, did by any chance you happen to install TweakUI on this machine? Tweak UI is a free program from Microsoft which, among other things, can eliminate your recycle bin

The quick-and-dirty method, is to right-click Start, click Explore, right click the recycle bin, then create a shortcut to your desktop Alternately, you can just drag the thing to your desktop Right click again, this time on the desktop icon, then rename it "Recycle Bin."

Should those little shortcut arrows annoy you, TweakUI can take care of those, as well In fact, that's all I ever use TweakUI for.

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Posted by Robert of Mesa Community College on December 5, 2002