How To: Restore Deleted Recycle Bin Icon In Windows Vista
Did the Recycle Bin icon got deleted by mistake from your desktop in Windows Vista? When you right-click on the Recycle Bin icon in Windows Vista, there is a Delete option and this option is not available in the case of Microsoft’s former operating system Windows XP.Because of this, users may be tempted to click the Delete entry in an attempt to empty the Recycle Bin. That may be why the Recycle Bin icon disappeared in the first place in the case of Windows Vista.You can easily restore your Recycle Bin icon in Windows Vista by the following method:
- Go to Windows Vista Control Panel \ Personalize (or right-click on the Windows Vista desktop and select Personalize),
- Then choose the link for “Change Desktop Icons” on the left-hand side.
- Now you can chose the icons you want(Recycle Bin,Computer,Network etc) back on the desktop by checking the box next to the name.
- Click the Apply button, and you should see the icon show up on the desktop immediately.
Note:You can open “Desktop Icon Settings” window directly in Windows Vista by providing following command in Run or Start menu Search box:
Remove Delete Option from the Recycle Bin Properties
- Click on Windows Vista “Start” | “Run” | type in “regedit”
- Navigate to the following registry key:
- To create a new registry Key called ‘Shell‘, click on the Edit Menu, New, select: Key and name it ‘Shell‘. You should now have:
- Under Shell create a new (Sub) Key called ‘Delete‘. Click on the Edit Menu, New, select: Key. You should now have:
- Edit the ‘Default‘ REG_SZ, as this is just a string value for display you could set to anything you like, for example ‘Tom’s Bin‘.
Warning: Modifying the Windows registry can cause serious damage to your Windows Operating System.It is better to backup your Windows registry data before making any changes. Tomstricks.com is not responsible for any changes you may make to your system.