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  1. #1
    Daze N. Knights Guest

    Deleted Desktop Recycle Bin

    Went to empty out the recycle bin from the desktop on my Vista RC2 using
    the right-click menu, accidentally picked "Delete" from the menu, and
    the desktop recycle bin vanished. One couldn't even do such a thing in
    XP . . . Now, how do I get it back?

    --
    Daze

  2. #2
    Carl Guest

    RE: Deleted Desktop Recycle Bin

    Right-click desktop. Click "Personalize" Look in Left side bar for "Change
    Desktop Icons" choose those you want (or don't want) to appear.

    PS: I did the same thing today!

    -Carl

    "Daze N. Knights" wrote:

    > Went to empty out the recycle bin from the desktop on my Vista RC2 using
    > the right-click menu, accidentally picked "Delete" from the menu, and
    > the desktop recycle bin vanished. One couldn't even do such a thing in
    > XP . . . Now, how do I get it back?
    >
    > --
    > Daze
    >


  3. #3
    Daze N. Knights Guest

    Re: Deleted Desktop Recycle Bin

    Carl wrote:
    > Right-click desktop. Click "Personalize" Look in Left side bar for "Change
    > Desktop Icons" choose those you want (or don't want) to appear.
    >
    > PS: I did the same thing today!
    >
    > -Carl
    >
    > "Daze N. Knights" wrote:
    >
    >> Went to empty out the recycle bin from the desktop on my Vista RC2 using
    >> the right-click menu, accidentally picked "Delete" from the menu, and
    >> the desktop recycle bin vanished. One couldn't even do such a thing in
    >> XP . . . Now, how do I get it back?
    >>
    >> --
    >> Daze
    >>


    Thanks, Carl! A bit of a shock seeing one's Recycle Bin disappear, eh?

    --
    Daze

  4. #4
    Carl Guest

    Re: Deleted Desktop Recycle Bin



    "Daze N. Knights" wrote:

    > Carl wrote:
    > > Right-click desktop. Click "Personalize" Look in Left side bar for "Change
    > > Desktop Icons" choose those you want (or don't want) to appear.
    > >
    > > PS: I did the same thing today!
    > >
    > > -Carl
    > >
    > > "Daze N. Knights" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Went to empty out the recycle bin from the desktop on my Vista RC2 using
    > >> the right-click menu, accidentally picked "Delete" from the menu, and
    > >> the desktop recycle bin vanished. One couldn't even do such a thing in
    > >> XP . . . Now, how do I get it back?
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Daze
    > >>

    >
    > Thanks, Carl! A bit of a shock seeing one's Recycle Bin disappear, eh?
    >
    > --
    > Daze
    >



    You bet! My first thought was "How will I ever delete another file ever
    again!" :-)


  5. #5
    Jeff Guest

    Re: Deleted Desktop Recycle Bin

    Psst.
    The recycle bin doesn't really delete stuff.
    It just hides it!! LOL
    To truly delete stuff; get a shredder.

    Jeff

    "Carl" <Carl@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:FFD43CEC-8759-4B77-8C0B-5CB4515AF641@microsoft.com...
    >
    >
    > "Daze N. Knights" wrote:
    >
    >> Carl wrote:
    >> > Right-click desktop. Click "Personalize" Look in Left side bar for
    >> > "Change
    >> > Desktop Icons" choose those you want (or don't want) to appear.
    >> >
    >> > PS: I did the same thing today!
    >> >
    >> > -Carl
    >> >
    >> > "Daze N. Knights" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> Went to empty out the recycle bin from the desktop on my Vista RC2
    >> >> using
    >> >> the right-click menu, accidentally picked "Delete" from the menu, and
    >> >> the desktop recycle bin vanished. One couldn't even do such a thing in
    >> >> XP . . . Now, how do I get it back?
    >> >>
    >> >> --
    >> >> Daze
    >> >>

    >>
    >> Thanks, Carl! A bit of a shock seeing one's Recycle Bin disappear, eh?
    >>
    >> --
    >> Daze
    >>

    >
    >
    > You bet! My first thought was "How will I ever delete another file ever
    > again!" :-)
    >



  6. #6
    Hillbilly Guest

    Re: Deleted Desktop Recycle Bin

    You do NOT have to right click and choose personalize.
    RIGHT click and on the menu that pops up there is a sub menu for desktop
    icons.
    That is where you choose hide/unide/ and the other stuff to do with them.

    "Daze N. Knights" <Daze@microchip.com> wrote in message
    news:%23VbJVJpDHHA.4740@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    > Went to empty out the recycle bin from the desktop on my Vista RC2 using
    > the right-click menu, accidentally picked "Delete" from the menu, and the
    > desktop recycle bin vanished. One couldn't even do such a thing in XP . .
    > . Now, how do I get it back?
    >
    > --
    > Daze




  7. #7
    Colin Barnhorst Guest

    Re: Deleted Desktop Recycle Bin

    I have been hammering on the Vista Team for a year and a half that folks
    would constantly do this. "Delete" and "Empty the Trash" can get mixed up
    too easily. It's the only desktop icon with anything like this kind of
    pair.

    "Carl" <Carl@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:AC85280F-BB65-4B80-8314-BEBB5C1914F5@microsoft.com...
    > Right-click desktop. Click "Personalize" Look in Left side bar for
    > "Change
    > Desktop Icons" choose those you want (or don't want) to appear.
    >
    > PS: I did the same thing today!
    >
    > -Carl
    >
    > "Daze N. Knights" wrote:
    >
    >> Went to empty out the recycle bin from the desktop on my Vista RC2 using
    >> the right-click menu, accidentally picked "Delete" from the menu, and
    >> the desktop recycle bin vanished. One couldn't even do such a thing in
    >> XP . . . Now, how do I get it back?
    >>
    >> --
    >> Daze
    >>




  8. #8
    Daze N. Knights Guest

    Re: Deleted Desktop Recycle Bin

    Colin Barnhorst wrote:
    > I have been hammering on the Vista Team for a year and a half that folks
    > would constantly do this. "Delete" and "Empty the Trash" can get mixed up
    > too easily. It's the only desktop icon with anything like this kind of
    > pair.
    >
    > "Carl" <Carl@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:AC85280F-BB65-4B80-8314-BEBB5C1914F5@microsoft.com...
    >> Right-click desktop. Click "Personalize" Look in Left side bar for
    >> "Change
    >> Desktop Icons" choose those you want (or don't want) to appear.
    >>
    >> PS: I did the same thing today!
    >>
    >> -Carl
    >>
    >> "Daze N. Knights" wrote:
    >>
    >>> Went to empty out the recycle bin from the desktop on my Vista RC2 using
    >>> the right-click menu, accidentally picked "Delete" from the menu, and
    >>> the desktop recycle bin vanished. One couldn't even do such a thing in
    >>> XP . . . Now, how do I get it back?
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Daze
    >>>

    >
    >


    Yep. It will be a constant problem, especially since it has never been
    so easily deletable before, and that's what folks are used to. I'm
    astonished that they would suddenly change this in Vista.

    --
    Daze

  9. #9
    Colin Barnhorst Guest

    Re: Deleted Desktop Recycle Bin

    Apparently an empty desktop was a fav configuration with somebody high up in
    MS and he just figured everybody should live that way. The fact that all
    one has to do is uncheck the box in personalization to do the same thing
    didn't seem to satisfy him. The Vista team themselves commented in a chat
    that they had quite a few folks in MS who didn't like the change either. "I
    lost my Recycle Bin" will be the most frequent posting in here before long.
    I think I've done it myself three times during the year and a half of beta
    testing. I wonder if there is a registry entry that can take the choice off
    of the context menu?

    "Daze N. Knights" <Daze@microchip.com> wrote in message
    news:%237Z9K8yDHHA.1748@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Colin Barnhorst wrote:
    >> I have been hammering on the Vista Team for a year and a half that folks
    >> would constantly do this. "Delete" and "Empty the Trash" can get mixed
    >> up too easily. It's the only desktop icon with anything like this kind
    >> of pair.
    >>
    >> "Carl" <Carl@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:AC85280F-BB65-4B80-8314-BEBB5C1914F5@microsoft.com...
    >>> Right-click desktop. Click "Personalize" Look in Left side bar for
    >>> "Change
    >>> Desktop Icons" choose those you want (or don't want) to appear.
    >>>
    >>> PS: I did the same thing today!
    >>>
    >>> -Carl
    >>>
    >>> "Daze N. Knights" wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Went to empty out the recycle bin from the desktop on my Vista RC2
    >>>> using
    >>>> the right-click menu, accidentally picked "Delete" from the menu, and
    >>>> the desktop recycle bin vanished. One couldn't even do such a thing in
    >>>> XP . . . Now, how do I get it back?
    >>>>
    >>>> --
    >>>> Daze
    >>>>

    >>
    >>

    >
    > Yep. It will be a constant problem, especially since it has never been so
    > easily deletable before, and that's what folks are used to. I'm astonished
    > that they would suddenly change this in Vista.
    >
    > --
    > Daze




  10. #10
    Daze N. Knights Guest

    Re: Deleted Desktop Recycle Bin

    Colin Barnhorst wrote:
    > Apparently an empty desktop was a fav configuration with somebody high up in
    > MS and he just figured everybody should live that way. The fact that all
    > one has to do is uncheck the box in personalization to do the same thing
    > didn't seem to satisfy him. The Vista team themselves commented in a chat
    > that they had quite a few folks in MS who didn't like the change either. "I
    > lost my Recycle Bin" will be the most frequent posting in here before long.
    > I think I've done it myself three times during the year and a half of beta
    > testing. I wonder if there is a registry entry that can take the choice off
    > of the context menu?
    >
    > "Daze N. Knights" <Daze@microchip.com> wrote in message
    > news:%237Z9K8yDHHA.1748@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> Colin Barnhorst wrote:
    >>> I have been hammering on the Vista Team for a year and a half that folks
    >>> would constantly do this. "Delete" and "Empty the Trash" can get mixed
    >>> up too easily. It's the only desktop icon with anything like this kind
    >>> of pair.
    >>>
    >>> "Carl" <Carl@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:AC85280F-BB65-4B80-8314-BEBB5C1914F5@microsoft.com...
    >>>> Right-click desktop. Click "Personalize" Look in Left side bar for
    >>>> "Change
    >>>> Desktop Icons" choose those you want (or don't want) to appear.
    >>>>
    >>>> PS: I did the same thing today!
    >>>>
    >>>> -Carl
    >>>>
    >>>> "Daze N. Knights" wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> Went to empty out the recycle bin from the desktop on my Vista RC2
    >>>>> using
    >>>>> the right-click menu, accidentally picked "Delete" from the menu, and
    >>>>> the desktop recycle bin vanished. One couldn't even do such a thing in
    >>>>> XP . . . Now, how do I get it back?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> --
    >>>>> Daze
    >>>>>
    >>>

    >> Yep. It will be a constant problem, especially since it has never been so
    >> easily deletable before, and that's what folks are used to. I'm astonished
    >> that they would suddenly change this in Vista.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Daze

    >
    >


    Amazing. It's almost like MS is playing a joke on MILLIONS of people who
    are going to be freaking out over having deleted their Recycle Bin.
    Well, I'm glad that I learned of this now, before people start calling
    ME for help getting it back.

    --
    Daze

  11. #11
    Colin Barnhorst Guest

    Re: Deleted Desktop Recycle Bin

    You bet. The discussion involved a lot of MVP's and what we were trying to
    tell MS was that half of our time in the Vista newsgroups were sooner or
    later going to be about explaining to newbies why the darned thing vanished
    and how to get it back. I dread it.

    "Daze N. Knights" <Daze@microchip.com> wrote in message
    news:%23itXc5zDHHA.4144@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Colin Barnhorst wrote:
    >> Apparently an empty desktop was a fav configuration with somebody high up
    >> in MS and he just figured everybody should live that way. The fact that
    >> all one has to do is uncheck the box in personalization to do the same
    >> thing didn't seem to satisfy him. The Vista team themselves commented in
    >> a chat that they had quite a few folks in MS who didn't like the change
    >> either. "I lost my Recycle Bin" will be the most frequent posting in
    >> here before long. I think I've done it myself three times during the year
    >> and a half of beta testing. I wonder if there is a registry entry that
    >> can take the choice off of the context menu?
    >>
    >> "Daze N. Knights" <Daze@microchip.com> wrote in message
    >> news:%237Z9K8yDHHA.1748@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>> Colin Barnhorst wrote:
    >>>> I have been hammering on the Vista Team for a year and a half that
    >>>> folks would constantly do this. "Delete" and "Empty the Trash" can get
    >>>> mixed up too easily. It's the only desktop icon with anything like
    >>>> this kind of pair.
    >>>>
    >>>> "Carl" <Carl@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>>> news:AC85280F-BB65-4B80-8314-BEBB5C1914F5@microsoft.com...
    >>>>> Right-click desktop. Click "Personalize" Look in Left side bar for
    >>>>> "Change
    >>>>> Desktop Icons" choose those you want (or don't want) to appear.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> PS: I did the same thing today!
    >>>>>
    >>>>> -Carl
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "Daze N. Knights" wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> Went to empty out the recycle bin from the desktop on my Vista RC2
    >>>>>> using
    >>>>>> the right-click menu, accidentally picked "Delete" from the menu, and
    >>>>>> the desktop recycle bin vanished. One couldn't even do such a thing
    >>>>>> in
    >>>>>> XP . . . Now, how do I get it back?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> --
    >>>>>> Daze
    >>>>>>
    >>>>
    >>> Yep. It will be a constant problem, especially since it has never been
    >>> so easily deletable before, and that's what folks are used to. I'm
    >>> astonished that they would suddenly change this in Vista.
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Daze

    >>
    >>

    >
    > Amazing. It's almost like MS is playing a joke on MILLIONS of people who
    > are going to be freaking out over having deleted their Recycle Bin. Well,
    > I'm glad that I learned of this now, before people start calling ME for
    > help getting it back.
    >
    > --
    > Daze




  12. #12
    Daze N. Knights Guest

    Re: Deleted Desktop Recycle Bin

    Colin Barnhorst wrote:
    > You bet. The discussion involved a lot of MVP's and what we were trying to
    > tell MS was that half of our time in the Vista newsgroups were sooner or
    > later going to be about explaining to newbies why the darned thing vanished
    > and how to get it back. I dread it.
    >
    > "Daze N. Knights" <Daze@microchip.com> wrote in message
    > news:%23itXc5zDHHA.4144@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >> Colin Barnhorst wrote:
    >>> Apparently an empty desktop was a fav configuration with somebody high up
    >>> in MS and he just figured everybody should live that way. The fact that
    >>> all one has to do is uncheck the box in personalization to do the same
    >>> thing didn't seem to satisfy him. The Vista team themselves commented in
    >>> a chat that they had quite a few folks in MS who didn't like the change
    >>> either. "I lost my Recycle Bin" will be the most frequent posting in
    >>> here before long. I think I've done it myself three times during the year
    >>> and a half of beta testing. I wonder if there is a registry entry that
    >>> can take the choice off of the context menu?
    >>>
    >>> "Daze N. Knights" <Daze@microchip.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:%237Z9K8yDHHA.1748@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>>> Colin Barnhorst wrote:
    >>>>> I have been hammering on the Vista Team for a year and a half that
    >>>>> folks would constantly do this. "Delete" and "Empty the Trash" can get
    >>>>> mixed up too easily. It's the only desktop icon with anything like
    >>>>> this kind of pair.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "Carl" <Carl@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:AC85280F-BB65-4B80-8314-BEBB5C1914F5@microsoft.com...
    >>>>>> Right-click desktop. Click "Personalize" Look in Left side bar for
    >>>>>> "Change
    >>>>>> Desktop Icons" choose those you want (or don't want) to appear.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> PS: I did the same thing today!
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> -Carl
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> "Daze N. Knights" wrote:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Went to empty out the recycle bin from the desktop on my Vista RC2
    >>>>>>> using
    >>>>>>> the right-click menu, accidentally picked "Delete" from the menu, and
    >>>>>>> the desktop recycle bin vanished. One couldn't even do such a thing
    >>>>>>> in
    >>>>>>> XP . . . Now, how do I get it back?
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> --
    >>>>>>> Daze
    >>>>>>>
    >>>> Yep. It will be a constant problem, especially since it has never been
    >>>> so easily deletable before, and that's what folks are used to. I'm
    >>>> astonished that they would suddenly change this in Vista.
    >>>>
    >>>> --
    >>>> Daze
    >>>

    >> Amazing. It's almost like MS is playing a joke on MILLIONS of people who
    >> are going to be freaking out over having deleted their Recycle Bin. Well,
    >> I'm glad that I learned of this now, before people start calling ME for
    >> help getting it back.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Daze

    >
    >


    I can't believe MS wouldn't listen to you. It's sooo obvious. I've
    actually deleted the durn thing and had to get it back two more times
    since my last post to this thread. I'm not used to having the option of
    deleting the Recycle Bin, and I can't imagine why it should be so easy
    to do. How often does one need to delete it, anyway? It should be harder
    to delete it, than to restore it, but MS has it the wrong way around.
    Like you, I sure hope there's a reg hack to fix this.

    I while I'm complaining, I just tried defragging for the first time and
    was surprised to discover that it provides no information whatsoever as
    to progress, etc. It just tells you it may take minutes or hours. Having
    no clue as to whether it was actually making any progress, I gave up and
    turned it off. Whose idea was it to dumb-down the defrag utility?

    --
    Daze

  13. #13
    Colin Barnhorst Guest

    Re: Deleted Desktop Recycle Bin

    They didn't dumb it down. They wrote a whole new defrag. That one has
    gotten negative feedback in TechBeta as well (concerning the lack of an
    informative GUI). The team offered as a reason that it was designed to run
    automatically (it runs once a week) and meant for folks who neither know nor
    care about what defragging is. I guess they are dumbing down the users a
    bit there, but there you have it. I think they got the message all right.
    I suspect that the team just didn't have the time and resources allocated to
    do much more than they did for release. It will go through iterations and
    develop a GUI more to everyone's liking. It will probably show up
    frequently in the Vista ng's also.

    "Daze N. Knights" <Daze@microchip.com> wrote in message
    news:ObfFzl3DHHA.3596@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    > Colin Barnhorst wrote:
    >> You bet. The discussion involved a lot of MVP's and what we were trying
    >> to tell MS was that half of our time in the Vista newsgroups were sooner
    >> or later going to be about explaining to newbies why the darned thing
    >> vanished and how to get it back. I dread it.
    >>
    >> "Daze N. Knights" <Daze@microchip.com> wrote in message
    >> news:%23itXc5zDHHA.4144@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>> Colin Barnhorst wrote:
    >>>> Apparently an empty desktop was a fav configuration with somebody high
    >>>> up in MS and he just figured everybody should live that way. The fact
    >>>> that all one has to do is uncheck the box in personalization to do the
    >>>> same thing didn't seem to satisfy him. The Vista team themselves
    >>>> commented in a chat that they had quite a few folks in MS who didn't
    >>>> like the change either. "I lost my Recycle Bin" will be the most
    >>>> frequent posting in here before long. I think I've done it myself three
    >>>> times during the year and a half of beta testing. I wonder if there is
    >>>> a registry entry that can take the choice off of the context menu?
    >>>>
    >>>> "Daze N. Knights" <Daze@microchip.com> wrote in message
    >>>> news:%237Z9K8yDHHA.1748@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>>>> Colin Barnhorst wrote:
    >>>>>> I have been hammering on the Vista Team for a year and a half that
    >>>>>> folks would constantly do this. "Delete" and "Empty the Trash" can
    >>>>>> get mixed up too easily. It's the only desktop icon with anything
    >>>>>> like this kind of pair.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> "Carl" <Carl@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>>>>> news:AC85280F-BB65-4B80-8314-BEBB5C1914F5@microsoft.com...
    >>>>>>> Right-click desktop. Click "Personalize" Look in Left side bar for
    >>>>>>> "Change
    >>>>>>> Desktop Icons" choose those you want (or don't want) to appear.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> PS: I did the same thing today!
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> -Carl
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> "Daze N. Knights" wrote:
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Went to empty out the recycle bin from the desktop on my Vista RC2
    >>>>>>>> using
    >>>>>>>> the right-click menu, accidentally picked "Delete" from the menu,
    >>>>>>>> and
    >>>>>>>> the desktop recycle bin vanished. One couldn't even do such a thing
    >>>>>>>> in
    >>>>>>>> XP . . . Now, how do I get it back?
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> --
    >>>>>>>> Daze
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>> Yep. It will be a constant problem, especially since it has never been
    >>>>> so easily deletable before, and that's what folks are used to. I'm
    >>>>> astonished that they would suddenly change this in Vista.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> --
    >>>>> Daze
    >>>>
    >>> Amazing. It's almost like MS is playing a joke on MILLIONS of people who
    >>> are going to be freaking out over having deleted their Recycle Bin.
    >>> Well, I'm glad that I learned of this now, before people start calling
    >>> ME for help getting it back.
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Daze

    >>
    >>

    >
    > I can't believe MS wouldn't listen to you. It's sooo obvious. I've
    > actually deleted the durn thing and had to get it back two more times
    > since my last post to this thread. I'm not used to having the option of
    > deleting the Recycle Bin, and I can't imagine why it should be so easy to
    > do. How often does one need to delete it, anyway? It should be harder to
    > delete it, than to restore it, but MS has it the wrong way around. Like
    > you, I sure hope there's a reg hack to fix this.
    >
    > I while I'm complaining, I just tried defragging for the first time and
    > was surprised to discover that it provides no information whatsoever as to
    > progress, etc. It just tells you it may take minutes or hours. Having no
    > clue as to whether it was actually making any progress, I gave up and
    > turned it off. Whose idea was it to dumb-down the defrag utility?
    >
    > --
    > Daze




  14. #14
    Daze N. Knights Guest

    Re: Deleted Desktop Recycle Bin

    Colin Barnhorst wrote:
    > They didn't dumb it down. They wrote a whole new defrag. That one has
    > gotten negative feedback in TechBeta as well (concerning the lack of an
    > informative GUI). The team offered as a reason that it was designed to run
    > automatically (it runs once a week) and meant for folks who neither know nor
    > care about what defragging is. I guess they are dumbing down the users a
    > bit there, but there you have it. I think they got the message all right.
    > I suspect that the team just didn't have the time and resources allocated to
    > do much more than they did for release. It will go through iterations and
    > develop a GUI more to everyone's liking. It will probably show up
    > frequently in the Vista ng's also.
    >
    > "Daze N. Knights" <Daze@microchip.com> wrote in message
    > news:ObfFzl3DHHA.3596@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    >> Colin Barnhorst wrote:
    >>> You bet. The discussion involved a lot of MVP's and what we were trying
    >>> to tell MS was that half of our time in the Vista newsgroups were sooner
    >>> or later going to be about explaining to newbies why the darned thing
    >>> vanished and how to get it back. I dread it.
    >>>
    >>> "Daze N. Knights" <Daze@microchip.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:%23itXc5zDHHA.4144@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>>> Colin Barnhorst wrote:
    >>>>> Apparently an empty desktop was a fav configuration with somebody high
    >>>>> up in MS and he just figured everybody should live that way. The fact
    >>>>> that all one has to do is uncheck the box in personalization to do the
    >>>>> same thing didn't seem to satisfy him. The Vista team themselves
    >>>>> commented in a chat that they had quite a few folks in MS who didn't
    >>>>> like the change either. "I lost my Recycle Bin" will be the most
    >>>>> frequent posting in here before long. I think I've done it myself three
    >>>>> times during the year and a half of beta testing. I wonder if there is
    >>>>> a registry entry that can take the choice off of the context menu?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "Daze N. Knights" <Daze@microchip.com> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:%237Z9K8yDHHA.1748@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>>>>> Colin Barnhorst wrote:
    >>>>>>> I have been hammering on the Vista Team for a year and a half that
    >>>>>>> folks would constantly do this. "Delete" and "Empty the Trash" can
    >>>>>>> get mixed up too easily. It's the only desktop icon with anything
    >>>>>>> like this kind of pair.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> "Carl" <Carl@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>>>>>> news:AC85280F-BB65-4B80-8314-BEBB5C1914F5@microsoft.com...
    >>>>>>>> Right-click desktop. Click "Personalize" Look in Left side bar for
    >>>>>>>> "Change
    >>>>>>>> Desktop Icons" choose those you want (or don't want) to appear.
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> PS: I did the same thing today!
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> -Carl
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> "Daze N. Knights" wrote:
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> Went to empty out the recycle bin from the desktop on my Vista RC2
    >>>>>>>>> using
    >>>>>>>>> the right-click menu, accidentally picked "Delete" from the menu,
    >>>>>>>>> and
    >>>>>>>>> the desktop recycle bin vanished. One couldn't even do such a thing
    >>>>>>>>> in
    >>>>>>>>> XP . . . Now, how do I get it back?
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> --
    >>>>>>>>> Daze
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>> Yep. It will be a constant problem, especially since it has never been
    >>>>>> so easily deletable before, and that's what folks are used to. I'm
    >>>>>> astonished that they would suddenly change this in Vista.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> --
    >>>>>> Daze
    >>>> Amazing. It's almost like MS is playing a joke on MILLIONS of people who
    >>>> are going to be freaking out over having deleted their Recycle Bin.
    >>>> Well, I'm glad that I learned of this now, before people start calling
    >>>> ME for help getting it back.
    >>>>
    >>>> --
    >>>> Daze
    >>>

    >> I can't believe MS wouldn't listen to you. It's sooo obvious. I've
    >> actually deleted the durn thing and had to get it back two more times
    >> since my last post to this thread. I'm not used to having the option of
    >> deleting the Recycle Bin, and I can't imagine why it should be so easy to
    >> do. How often does one need to delete it, anyway? It should be harder to
    >> delete it, than to restore it, but MS has it the wrong way around. Like
    >> you, I sure hope there's a reg hack to fix this.
    >>
    >> I while I'm complaining, I just tried defragging for the first time and
    >> was surprised to discover that it provides no information whatsoever as to
    >> progress, etc. It just tells you it may take minutes or hours. Having no
    >> clue as to whether it was actually making any progress, I gave up and
    >> turned it off. Whose idea was it to dumb-down the defrag utility?
    >>
    >> --
    >> Daze

    >
    >


    Thanks for the information, Colin. I could see that the automation was
    newly emphasized, set to run, as I recall, though, late at night, which
    won't be too helpful, unfortunately, for folks like myself that turn
    their systems off most every night. But I know lots of ordinary users
    that ritually run the defrag, and they're going to be very disappointed
    with the dull, non-informative GUI. I think that most folks that never
    run the defrag themselves also turn their computers off each night, so
    the auto will never kick in for them. Or will it run the next time that
    Windows starts up, if missed?

    --
    Daze

  15. #15
    Bill Guest

    Re: Deleted Desktop Recycle Bin

    i deleted the bin too by the same mistake, only one second passed though
    when i looked, there it was again.

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