Deleted Recycle Bin in Vista? Find how to restore recycle bin icon

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Have you accidentally deleted recycle bin in windows vista? This happens quite often in vista for most users, including the more advanced users of PC.Here is how you can restore recycle bin icon in windows vista.

Why do PC users delete recycle bin accidentally?

Many PC users delete the recycle bin in windows vista instead of emptying it. This is because, right clicking the desktop Recycle Bin icon in Windows Vista will throw up a context menu that has both “Empty Recycle Bin” and “Delete” menu items. Several people click on “Delete” menu item, while they actually intended to empty the recycle bin.Vista does throw up a pop up menu that warns you whether you are sure to delete the recycle bin icon on the Vista desktop, but many users fail to read up such pop up warning messages completely and they click “Yes” to delete the recycle bin icon.

But then, it would have been better, if Microsoft didn’t present the “Delete” menu item on the right click context menu.In fact, Windows XP does not have the “Delete” item when you right click on your desktop Recycle Bin.It would have bee better if the same design had been retained in windows vista too.

How to get back the accidentally deleted recycle bin in windows vista?

If you happened to accidentally delete the recycle bin in windows vista, by clicking the “Delete” item in the right click context menu, here are some simple steps to restore the recycle bin icon in windows vista desktop.

  • 1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  • 2. Click Appearance and Personalization => Personalization, and then click Change desktop icons.
  • 3. Click to select the Recycle Bin check box, and then click OK.
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That is all. You should now be able to see the recycle bin icon in windows vista desktop.

If you are on windows xp, read Recycle Bin has disappeared from Desktop in Windows XP – How to make it appear?

Have you accidentally deleted recycle bin in windows vista? Here is how to restore recycle bin icon in windows vista if you had deleted it instead of clicking “Empty Recycle Bin”.

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