Friday, April 8, 2011

Recycle Bin Missing in Windows XP

Edit the registry to restore the Recycle Bin

Important: This task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs.

Click here to know how to backup and restore registry.

To edit the registry to make the Recycle Bin icon reappear on the desktop, follow these steps:

1. Click Start--> and then click Run.

2. In the Open box--> type regedit--> and then click OK.

3. Locate the following registry key:


4. Right-click the registry key that you located in step 3--> point to New--> and then click Key.

5. Type: {645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}--> and then press ENTER.

6. Click the new {645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E} key that you created in step 5.

7. In the right pane--> double-click the (Default) entry.

8. In the Edit String dialog box--> type Recycle Bin in the Value data box--> and then click OK.

9. Close Registry Editor.

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