How To Fix / Get Missing Recycle Bin Icon From Windows 7 Desktop Screen

If you are trying to get back or fix the missing Recycle Bin Icon from your Windows 7 desktop screen, then here is the procedure. After tweaking a lot, you might find the Recycle Bin icon go missing.

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For some it might just be a Recycle Bin and for others, it is a source of getting back their accidently lost files (priceless). Missing Recycle Bin could also be due to some virus, spam or malware attack. Here is the tutorial to get back the missing Recycle Bin icon:

Step 1: Right Click any where on the desktop and click on the option labeled as Properties.

Step 2: Now, on the Personalize window, click on the option labeled as Change Desktop Icons.

Step 3: Now, this opens the Desktop Icon Settings menu, there check the Recycle Bin option.

Step 4: Click on the Apply button and then click on OK button.

That is all. Now, this will give you back your Recycle Bin icon.

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February 12, 2010 by: Prasanth Chandra

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