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While trying out a programme called xptuneup from a magazine cover disc,I think I have managed to hide the icon for the recycle bin which was previously on my desktop.   The problem is that, although the programme was described as freeware,it only works once from the "try first" button.   Since I don't have the money to buy the full version,I need another way to access the recycle bin in order to re establish a link from the desktop.  I am using the xp os.
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Recycle Bin Does Not Appear on the Desktop
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;810869
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by:JDFWIZARD
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You can restore the Recycle Bin to the desktop with the following:

1. Copy/Paste to Notepad the following and save as a text file named RecycleBin.reg

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel]
"{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\NonEnum]
"{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}"=-

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}]
@="Recycle Bin"

2. Merge the RecycleBin.reg file with your registry or run regedit /s RecycleBin.reg.

3. Shutdown and restart your computer.

If the above procedure did NOT restore the Recycle Bin, you can create a shortcut that will restore the following functionality:

- Deleting a file by dragging it to the Recycle Bin icon on your desktop.

- Retrieving a file by double-clicking the Recycle Bin icon, right-clicking the file, and pressing Restore.

- Emptying the Recycle Bin by right-clicking the icon and pressing Empty Recycle Bin.

- Setting Properties by double-click the Recycle Bin icon, right-click the Recycle Bin icon in the upper left corner of the Recycle Bin folder, and pressing Properties.

To create a Recycle Bin shortcut on your desktop:

01. Open My Computer.

02. Use the Tools menu to press Folder Options.

03. Select the View tab.

04. Clear the Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) box. Press Yes to the warning dialog.

05. Press Apply and OK.

06. Press the Folders button on the toolbar.

07. Locate the Recycle Bin folder in the left hand pane and drag it to the desktop.

08. Use the Tools menu to press Folder Options.

09. Select the View tab.

10. Check the Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) box, if so desired, pressing Apply and OK.
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by:CrazyOne
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From the link I posted

Recycle Bin Does Not Appear on the Desktop
The information in this article applies to:
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Professional

IMPORTANT: This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry

SYMPTOMS
The Recycle Bin does not appear on the Desktop. Therefore, you cannot restore a file that was deleted.
CAUSE
This issue may occur if any of the following conditions is true:
A third-party program was used to hide the Recycle Bin.
The TweakUI program was used to hide the Recycle Bin.
The registry information for the Recycle Bin was deleted.
A Group Policy was used to hide the Recycle Bin.

Note Windows XP Home Edition does not support Group Policy.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this issue, use one of the following methods.
Method 1: Use the Program That Removed the Recycle Bin to Restore the Recycle Bin
If you used the TweakUI program to hide the Recycle Bin, follow these steps to restore the Recycle Bin to the desktop: WARNING : If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
Locate the following registry key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel

In the right pane, right-click the following registry DWORD value, and then click Modify:
{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}

In the Value data box, type 0, and then click OK. (The TweakUI utility sets this value to 1 to hide the Recycle Bin icon.)
Quit Registry Editor.

The Recycle Bin icon reappears on the Desktop.
Method 2: Edit the Registry to Restore the Recycle Bin
Note This procedure will not work if the system administrator used a Group Policy to hide the Recycle Bin (or "All Icons") on the Desktop.

To edit the registry to make the Recycle Bin icon reappear on the desktop:
Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
Locate the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace

Right-click the registry key that you located in step 3, point to New, and then click Key.
Type {645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}, and then press ENTER.
Click the new {645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E} key that you created in step 5.
In the right pane, double-click the (Default) entry.
In the Edit String dialog box, type Recycle Bin in the Value data box, and then click OK.
Quit Registry Editor.

The Recycle Bin icon reappears on the Windows desktop.
Method 3: Use the Group Policy Object Editor to Restore the Recycle Bin
If the system administrator used Group Policy to hide the Recycle Bin or "All Icons" on the Desktop, you may have to contact the system administrator to restore the Recycle Bin icon.

Note The following procedures will only work on Windows XP Professional.

The system administrator can either use the Group Policy Object Editor (GPEDIT.msc) or manually remove the registry information (that was created through the Group Policy Object Editor) for the Recycle Bin to restore the Recycle Bin icon to the Desktop.
To use the Group Policy Object Editor to restore the Recycle Bin:
Click Start, click Run, type GPEDIT.MSC in the Open box, and then click OK.
Under User Configuration, click Administrative Templates, and then double-click Desktop.
Double-click Remove Recycle Bin icon from the desktop.
Click the Setting tab, click Not Configured, and then click OK.
To use Registry Editor to restore the Recycle Bin:
Click Start, and then click Run .
In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
Locate the following registry key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\NonEnum

Click the registry key that you located in step 3, and then in the right pane, click the following registry DWORD value:
{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}

On the Edit menu, click Delete, and then click Yes.
Quit Registry Editor.

The Recycle Bin icon reappears on the Desktop.
WORKAROUND
If you cannot restore the Recycle Bin by using the resolutions that are listed in this article, work around this issue by creating a shortcut to the Recycle Bin:
Click Start, and then click My Computer.
On the Tools menu, click Folder Options.
Click the View tab, and then click to clear the Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) check box. Click Yes when the warning message appears.
Click Folders on the toolbar.
In the left pane, under Folders, locate the Recycle Bin folder, and then drag the Recycle Bin folder to the desktop.
On the Tools menu, click Folder Options.
Click the View tab, and then click to select the Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) check box. Click OK.
Note This procedure will not re-create the original icon, but this will restore most of the features of the Recycle Bin, including the following:
Delete a file by dragging it to the Recycle Bin icon on your Desktop.
Retrieve a file that you deleted by double-clicking the Recycle Bin icon on your Desktop, right-clicking the file that you want to retrieve, and then clicking Restore.
Empty the Recycle Bin by right-clicking the Recycle Bin icon on your Desktop, and then clicking Empty Recycle Bin.
When you use these step to work around the problem, you cannot right-click the Recycle Bin shortcut to access the Recycle Bin Properties. To set properties for the Recycle Bin, follow these steps:
Double-click the Recycle Bin shortcut on the Desktop. The Recycle Bin folder opens.
In the upper left corner of the Recycle Bin folder, right-click the Recycle Bin icon, and then click Properties.
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by:paultje3181
ID: 8008037
try to find a serial on www.astaserials.com. Register the program you used and run it again. This might do it.
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by:sramesh2k
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click start > run > notepad
copy the following lines (from Regedit4)

--------------------------------------------------------
REGEDIT4
       
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{6

45FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}]
@=""
 
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{2

1EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}]
@="

--------------------------------------------------------

Save the file as recycle_show.reg (not .txt)
right click recycle_show.reg and click "Merge"
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by:sramesh2k
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click start > run > notepad
copy the following lines (from Regedit4)

--------------------------------------------------------
REGEDIT4
       
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}]
@=""
 
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}]
@=""

--------------------------------------------------------

Save the file as recycle_show.reg (not .txt)
right click recycle_show.reg and click "Merge"
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