recycle bin in Vista always shows empty

  palinka 19:05 10 May 10

After I accidentally deleted the recycle bin I restored it to the desktop using right click>personalize>etc. But now when I send something to the bin the icon remins the same - ie. it doesn't show that there is something in the bin. Not a major problem, I know, but a bit confusing when I'm used to the icon changing.

  hssutton 19:14 10 May 10

Are you saying that there are files in the recycle bin, but it shows empty?.

Could it be that in the recycle bin properties you have selected "Don't move files to recycle bin. Remove immediately when deleted"

  VoG II 19:16 10 May 10
  palinka 09:54 11 May 10

hssutton - yes, there are files in the recycle bin but it shows empty; no, I have not selected"...removeimmediately.."
VoG™ - tried that,thank you, but without success.
Have now cured it by system restore to the day before I deleted the bin.

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