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How to Restore a Missing Recycle Bin in Windows 8/7/Vista/XP

Oct. 17, 2013 10:20 am / Posted by Shawn Hamilton to Computer Help
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Recycle bin icon is missing from your desktop? This may trouble you when you need to recover an accidentally deleted file from your recycle bin. The recycle bin can easily get missing due to some reasons such as accidental deletion, third-party software hides it, the registry information for the Recycle Bin was deleted or Windows glitch turns the feature off. No matter for what reasons your recycle bin is missing, read the following passage to restore a missing recycle bin location in Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP.

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Part 1: How to Restore a Lost Recycle Bin in Windows 8?

Trash can is missing from your Windows 8 desktop? Follow these steps below to restore the recycle bin disappeared in Windows 8 without any efforts.

All the simple steps above will help you put recycle bin back on desktop.

Part 2: How to Restore a Missing Recycle Bin in Windows 7/Vista?

If you miss recycle bin in Windows 7/Vista, there is a simple way to get it back. Following steps is about how to show the missing recycle bin in Windows 7/Vista.

Part 3: How to Restore a Missing Recycle Bin in Windows XP?

Recovering the missing recycle bin in Windows XP is quite different from restoring it in Windows 8 and Windows 7/Vista. Below I list 2 method for you to get the missing recycle bin back in Windows XP.

Method 1: Restore disappearing recycle bin with TweakUI program

Steps below contain steps that modifying the registry. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it, so that you can restore the registry if a problem occurs.

Method 2: Restore disappearing recycle bin by editing the registry

If you did not use the TweakUI program, then you can edit the registry to restore the recycle bin.

Now you must have a clear idea about how to restore a missing recycle bin in Windows 8/7/Vista/XP. For more Windows tips, click here.

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