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Windows 7: Recycle Bin Check Box Not Available


06 Jun 2011   #1

 
 
Recycle Bin Check Box Not Available

hello everyone,
I've been having some difficulties recovering my recycle bin icon and cant even click the box that enables it back on to my desktop, it just appears transparent and unclickable. Has anyone experienced anything like that before ? any fixes ? Thanks.

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06 Jun 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hello bababouyaw, this happens at times. here are some things to try to fix it.
Restore Default Icons
Rebuild Icon Cache

SFC /scannow
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06 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bababouyaw View Post
hello everyone,
I've been having some difficulties recovering my recycle bin icon and cant even click the box that enables it back on to my desktop, it just appears transparent and unclickable. Has anyone experienced anything like that before ? any fixes ? Thanks.
Do a system restore. Pick the date you had the recycle bin working on your desktop as your restore point :
System Restore

Note : make sure the restore point you pick is the date when youe recycle bin was working and was on the desktop.
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06 Jun 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Bababouyaw,

You might check to see if the tutorial below may be the issue you area having by setting it to allow the Recycle Bin to be displayed.

Recycle Bin Icon - Allow or Prevent to Display



Hope this helps,
Shawn
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08 Jun 2011   #5

 
 

Thanks Brink,
the picture is what shows on my computer, i downloaded the program and now it works fine. CHEERS!
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08 Jun 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Glad you got it. Post back if any issues.
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08 Jun 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Bababouyaw. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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