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Windows 7: Where is recycle bin?


16 Nov 2011   #1

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Where is recycle bin?

I'm beginning to wish this were an apple. Where is the recycle bin? It seems I have to jump through hoops to set up a backup scheme.


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16 Nov 2011   #2

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are you talking about the recycle bin on the desktop?
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16 Nov 2011   #3
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16 Nov 2011   #4

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I would like to click on a recycle bin. Then click on a list of files in it. Then click on a spot to move the or copy the file. Remember that old Apple Ad that showed the old shoe and people dragging things from and to it? That's all. Drag, copy, save, delete, retrieve.
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16 Nov 2011   #5

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check this link then
Show or hide the Recycle Bin
edit: the first link on Gregs post shows it all though
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16 Nov 2011   #6
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You can do that. It should be on your Desktop, if not restore it. Then click on it to access the files within.

Set the default size larger if you dont' want anything auto-deleted, go rightclick Bin>Properties.

Beware CCleaner and Disk Cleanup which will delete contents if you don't deselect these choices.
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16 Nov 2011   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koolkat77 View Post
are you talking about the recycle bin on the desktop?
I'm talking about the recycle bin that is not on the desktop.
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16 Nov 2011   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KathleenR View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koolkat77 View Post
are you talking about the recycle bin on the desktop?
I'm talking about the recycle bin that is not on the desktop.
so,you're trying to say is that its not on your desktop? if thats what you mean & want the bin to appear on your desktop, then follow the first link on Gregs post or the one i posted on my second post
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16 Nov 2011   #9

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

You can absolutely do that, no problem.
I'm not sure whether your issue is that you don't see any Recycle Bin, or that you can't seem to open it?
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16 Nov 2011   #10

Windows 7 home
 
 

I didn't find Greg's post either. But I did manage to personalize the desktop to show the recycle bin. OMG. Could MS have made such a simple task any more obscure?

Anyway, Thank you for your patience in helping me find this.
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