Some users  may find it difficult to restore the contents from the Recycle Bin. For the information of the new users the icon of Recycle bin does not appear on the desktop in Windows Vista or in Windows XP. Therefore Recycle Bin cannot be used to restore a file that was deleted.

Restoring Deleted Items

If you have deleted content accidently you may be wondering as to, how to make the recycle bin appear on the desktop? There are two methods to solve this issue. It can be either resolved by oneself or with the help of Microsoft support in XP. If the user wants to solve the issue automatically, then the next step is to click Run in the File Download box then the given steps are to be followed. Now, the user can check if problem is solved. Windows VistaIn order to solve this issue manually in Windows Vista few steps have to be followed. Firstly, click Start then click on Control Panel. Now, click Appearance and Personalization, now click Personalization and then click change desktop icons. Finally, click to select the Recycle Bin and then click OK. Now, check if the issue is resolved.

Windows XPTo deal with this problem in Windows XP, we will discuss two methods, Let us discuss one by one. The first method is to restore the Recycle Bin by using the program which removed it. The following are the steps: firstly click Start then click Run now type regedit, and then click OK. Now, in case you are using the standard Windows XP Start menu, you need to locate the following registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel, now 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.) Now, one has to make sure if the problem is solved.

The second method is to edit the registry to restore the Recycle Bin. At first, 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

Now you have to right-click the registry key that was located, point to New, and then click Key. Type {645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}, and then press ENTER. Now, click the new {645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E} key that was created. 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. Now, close Registry Editor. Check if the problem is resolved.