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#1 travelbugg247


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Posted 31 October 2009 - 03:47 PM

So one of my kids deleted my recycle bin from my desktop and now I can't seem to "Empty Recycle Bin" What do I do?

EDIT: Moved to a more appropriate forum

Edited by garmanma, 31 October 2009 - 04:25 PM.

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 04:27 PM

Is this XP or Vista?



Method #1:

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

Method #2:

Note: Be sure to make a backup copy of your registry prior to making any changes.

Go to Start>> Run. Type in: regedit [Enter]

Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace

Hold the mouse on NameSpace and right-click once. From the resulting menu, select Edit>> New>> Key

Copy and Paste the following Key code (including the brackets):


Press Enter on your keyboard, exit the registry editor and restart your system.

To back-up the registry

To backup the registry proceed as follows:

1/ Click Start

2/ From the menu click Run

3/ In the Run dialog box type: regedit

4/ The Windows registry Editor will now open

5/ Click the File option on the main toolbar and, from the drop down menu, select Export

6/ In the Export Registry File dialog box select All

7/ Now name the file

8/ Finally click the Save button

9/ To return the registry back to its original state should something go wrong simply click on the File option on the main registry editor toolbar and then select Import

Edited by garmanma, 31 October 2009 - 04:38 PM.

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