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    How to show or hide the Recycle Bin in Windows Vista?

    Hi guys,
    I am using the normal aero theme , and the Recycle Bin is usually located on the desktop, however is there any way to show or hide it? i'm new to vista. I'm using Windows Vista home edition. thanks in advance for any help.

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    Re: How to show or hide the Recycle Bin in Windows Vista?

    To show or hide the Recycle Bin on the desktop

    1. Open Personalization by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Personalization.

    2. In the left pane, click Change desktop icons, and then do one of the following:


      • To remove the Recycle Bin from the desktop, clear the Recycle Bin check box.

      • To display the Recycle Bin on the desktop, select the Recycle Bin check box.


    3. Click OK.

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    How to change Recycle Bin icon in Windows Vista?

    Thanks for the nice reply. Can you tell me how can i change Recycle Bin icon?

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    How To: Change The Recycle Bins Appearance

    Following on from the tutorial How to show or hide the recycle bin in Windows Vista I will now show you how to change the recycle bins appearance.
    How to change the recycle bins appearance in Windows Vista

    • Click Start (Windows Orb)

    • Click Control Panel

    • Click Appearance and Personalization

    • Click Personalization

    • On the left side of the Window under the Tasks category click Change desktop icons

    • From the list of icons click Recycle Bin (full) or Recycle Bin (empty)

    • Click the Change Icon… button

    • Select an icon from the list and then click OK


    Note: To restore the Recycle Bin back to its original icon click Restore Default and then OK

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