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#1 wmcot

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 01:37 PM

I am running XP Professional SP3. A few weeks back I had the fake Windows XP System Control (something like that) virus. In the process of cleaning it up, my Recycle Bin became corrupted.

Right now, the Recycle Bin icon shows on my desktop, but there is no text under it and if I right-click it, all that comes up is "Cut, Create Shortcut or Delete." There is no Empty, Properties, etc.

I suspect that something was damaged in my registry while removing the virus.

I have run MicroSoft's routine to restore the missing Recycle Bin to my desktop, but there is no change.

Any suggestions would be most appreciated.

Edited by wmcot, 03 February 2012 - 01:38 PM.


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Posted 03 February 2012 - 01:39 PM

Did you receive help here?

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 07:48 AM

give this a trymaybe , from kelleys corner ,"add delete recycle bin to right click" ,this is a registry fix ,number 21 in the right column.
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

direct download .save to desktop and click on it to apply the registry fix .
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/emptyrecyclebin.reg

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 05:33 PM

That didn't work, but I found one farther down the page called "Replace/Repair the Recycle Bin in Windows XP" that did the trick.

Thanks for the cool link! I will bookmark it for future use.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:50 PM

That didn't work, but I found one farther down the page called "Replace/Repair the Recycle Bin in Windows XP" that did the trick.

Thanks for the cool link! I will bookmark it for future use.


great ,glad i could help ,good luck

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 12:37 AM

I bookmarked the link to Kelleys-corner, but I can't access it. Do I need a password? Even the link directly from bleepingcomputer won't let me in any longer.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 05:49 AM

I bookmarked the link to Kelleys-corner, but I can't access it. Do I need a password? Even the link directly from bleepingcomputer won't let me in any longer.


nope,no password needed , the above link still works for me

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 03:19 PM


I bookmarked the link to Kelleys-corner, but I can't access it. Do I need a password? Even the link directly from bleepingcomputer won't let me in any longer.


nope,no password needed , the above link still works for me


It works OK today. They must have had a website problem for awhile late last night.

Thanks for clarifying.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 03:51 PM

Did you receive help here?

If the help was from here it can always be traced back, otherwise we do not know what you have done -

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 03:59 PM

recycle bin problem has been fixed with registry fix from Kellys Korner ,

Edited by caperjac, 14 February 2012 - 03:59 PM.

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