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Here is what happened...

I dragged my Recycle bin from my desktop to my quick launch toolbar. I then deleted it from the quick launch toolbar. Next time I emptied my recycle bin, Poof... the recycle bin on my desktop disappeared.

I thought deleting something may bring it back. No. I thought a restart might. No.

If I go into windows explorer and find my way to desktop, Recycle Bin is there. But I can only make a shortcut to it on my actual desktop. Am I able to get this back?

Windows Vista.


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up vote 8 down vote accepted

See this article : "I accidentally deleted my Recycle Bin in Vista - how do I get it back".

Basically, right-click the desktop, choose Personalize, click on Change desktop icons, check the Recycle Bin and click OK.

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