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22 Nov 2009   #1

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I installed windows 7 as an upgrade from vista. I have never had the recycle bin icon on my windows 7 desktop. The only recycle bin icon in my list refers to the vista recycle bin. How do I get the bin on my desktop? I have the bin icon checked in personalisation box, but it still won't show. If their is another way of emptying the recycle bin, please tell me.

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22 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

Try this registry tweak. I use it for mine. There is also a hidebin tweak. Right click and choose 'merge' then refresh your desktop.

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File Type: reg Showbin.reg (426 Bytes, 19 views)
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22 Nov 2009   #3

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install

Our chief has written this wonderful tutorial on the recycle bin. Read it, I think it will help.

Recycle Bin Icon - Allow or Prevent to Display
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