Anybody with a Vista/XP PC help me please?

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  1. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    My recycle bin just dissapeared :/ it shows the recycle bin wording, but the icon isn't there anymore, and when I click on it it takes me to the recycle bin. but theres no icon! I'll try to post a screenshot.
     
  2. cosmokanga2 macrumors 6502a

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    I'd try a restart. Probably a simple windows glitch. That should fix it.
     
  3. SilentGreg macrumors member

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    Google Windows XP Powertoys, download, install. On the left hand side of the program look for Repair & Rebuild Icons. :eek:
     
  4. larapumkin macrumors regular

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    right click on desktop - personalize - change desktop icon - then turn on the check for recycle bin
     
  5. fireshot91 thread starter macrumors 601

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    The Checks already checked, and the restart fixed it :/
     
  6. jb60606 macrumors 6502a

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    If you haven't rebooted yet, try rearranging your desktop icons (right click >> order by, etc)
     
  7. SilentGreg macrumors member

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    Well cool! Should you have problems with other icons in Windows, try my method. It will clear the cache and rebuild the icon database.
     
  8. fireshot91 thread starter macrumors 601

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    You just want somebody to download that powertoys thing don't you? lol. is it a virus-infested thing that'll kill my windows and make me have to go buy a Mac? lol, I'm already thinking of buying OS-X and dual-booting Vista with it.(other way around?)
     
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  10. fireshot91 thread starter macrumors 601

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  11. cosmokanga2 macrumors 6502a

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    Try the suggested powertoy above. If that doesn't work try rearranging your icons. Also you might want to create a new account and see if it has the same problem.
     

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