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Recycle bin issue


OllyP123

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Hi,

Once when I was trying to empty my recyle bin, I accidentally (and rather stupidly) deleted the bin itself! I got it back onto my desktop, although I can't remember how. However, now, when I empty the bin, the icon doesn't change from full to empty, unless I refresh the desktop. Is there anyway to fix this?

I know this is hardly a matter of life and death, and if it takes any drastic action, I can live with it how it is. But if there is something simple that can be done, then it would be nice to have my PC back as it was!

Many thanks in advance for any help you can give me!

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1. Delete the existing icon.

2. Right click on your desktop and select 'personalize'

3. Look at the items on the left-hand side of the window and click on 'Change desktop icons'

4. Put a tick in the box alongside 'Recycle bin' and click the button marked 'Restore default'.

5. Click 'Apply'

With luck all will be well.

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