Help, I've deleted my waste bin!

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  1. Teasy2007

    Teasy2007 Funster

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    Hi, I was fiddling and talking at the same time and managed to delete my waste bin, can anybody please tell me how I can reinstate it on my new PC???

    Ginny
     
  2. Jim

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    It'll be in your waste bin :BigGrin:
     
  3. Teasy2007

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    Yes, but I can't see my waste bin any more, how can I reinstate it??????????????
     
  4. Jim

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    In XP you do this

    1. Right-click an empty area of your desktop
    2. Select Properties
    3. Click the Desktop tab
    4. Click the Customize button
    5. Click Restore Default
    6. Exit all windows and restart your computer

    No idea for Vista, never touched it with a barge pole:Smile:
     
  5. madbluemad

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    Hi
    First off check that you dont have a restore point on your computer, you will find this under programmes - accesssories etc it will restore youre computer to an ealier date when everyting was ok.

    Second and if you cant do that, its long winded but do a destructive restore, this will delete everything from your hard drive and then retrieve and reinstall it all back again. You will then have to reload any software that you have added like microsoft office etc.

    If you dont fancy taking the chance take it to PC World but thats all that they will do.

    Cheers

    Jim

    Edit: Didnt see Jims post above
    :Smile:
     
  6. olley

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    Bl**dy hell Jim, talk about using sledgehammer to crack a nut. :Rofl1:
     
  7. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    ahh yes, but it's a Windoze nut .. :Rofl1::Rofl1:

    sounds a bit drastic to me too :Eeek: sorry can't help :Sad:
     
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    Ok guy's :Eek!:. Give us a break. :Sad: Ive done it a couple of times. Its not that big a deal.

    There should be a restore point though which is relativley simple. Just tried Jims method but this machine is controlled by an administrator and I cant alter it. Going to have a go at home tonight. Disaster awaits the inquisive mind. :Eeek:

    Cheers
    Jim
    :Wink:
     
  10. sinbad1

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    [ Give us a break. :Sad: Ive done it a couple of times. Its not that big a deal.

    There should be a restore point though which is relativley simple. Just tried Jims method but this machine is controlled by an administrator and I cant alter it. Going to have a go at home tonight. Disaster awaits the inquisive mind. :Eeek:

    Cheers
    Jim
    :Wink:[/quote]


    click here let microsoft fix it :BigGrin:
     
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  11. WillH

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    This may be too easy but why not just create a new one?

    Rgds
    Bill
     
  12. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

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    Why bother it only had rubbish in it!:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Peter
     
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    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    TRy deleting any other forum you are on and see if it send it to the waste bin where it belongs, :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    never know it might create an new one
     
  14. The Wallace

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    Thats rich coming from an active member of other motorhome forii - or are you only there for the free advertising?
     
  15. S&J

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    Recycle the recycle bin in Vista

    Simply right click on the desktop, from the menu that appears, choose personalise and in the window that appears choose "Change desktop Icons" You should see a check box next to recycling bin that you tick and it should return to the desktop.

    There are other options to choose there too - you can show Computer which allows you to access the hard drives etc on your PC and User Folders which gives a shortcut to your personal files...

    You shouldn't need to do the restore routines that others have suggested....

    Best wishes
    Steve
     
  16. derekfaeberwick

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    Seemples!

    Looks in you recycle bin and restore "recycle bin" :Doh::Rofl1:
     
  17. mikamada

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    Always Google.... Amazing What you find

    Just google "restore waste bin" or "restore recycle bin" and the first entry is from Microsoft
    "How do I make the Recycle Bin appear on my desktop in Windows ..."
    or go direct to How do I make the Recycle Bin appear on my desktop in Windows Vista or in Windows XP?

    You are not the only person to do it :)

    In the Microsoft page you will see that there is a tool you can download which will repair it for you. Alternately you can restore it manually. The method S&J describes only works in Vista and in XP you have to go into RegEdit which should only be considered if you are reasonably competent in Windows configuration. If you do use RegEdit make sure that you back up your Windows registry before you play there as you can destroy your system.

    Having done that I would recommend you go and buy a program like Acronis True Image and take an image of your system. Store that on a USB hard drive that you will not lose and then whenever disasters that you cannot fix, or are too complex to fix occur, you can go back to a nice safe time. All of this for the sake of £15 plus the cost of the USB drive.

    Using Windows Restore is an incomplete solution. Firstly there must be a valid restore point on stored on the system and secondly it does not retain details of all changes that have been made to your system.
     
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  18. steveclecy

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    Recycle bin lost - Vista or Windows 7

    In VISTA or Windows 7 (if you are adventurous), right click on your empty Desktop (the picture area), and click "Personalize". On the left hand side of the resulting window should be an option "Change Desktop Icons". Check the box of "Recycle Bin" (and anything else you would like on your Desktop) and "Bob's your uncle" as they say.
    Steve
     
  19. chesterfield hooligan

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    Hi I have just had a look and I have two so let me know and I will send you my extra one :Rofl1::Rofl1:
    yours Brian and Marion
     
  20. Wildman

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    my ie7 does not have change desktop items, or personalise so you could be confusing some people. in this case restore would do it, it is not traumatic to do.
     
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