I did something really stupid tonight. I was trying to get a little bit of work done while I was talking on the phone with my grandmother, and I accidentlly deleted the Recycle Bin on one of my workstations. Actually, I don’t feel too bad, because the option to delete the Recycle Bin is on the same menu as the option to empty the Recycle Bin (which is what I was trying to do). It’s easy to click on the wrong option. Fortunately, it is also easy to get the Recycle Bin back.
To do so, open the Control Panel, and click on the Appearance and Personalization link, followed by the Personalization link. The pane on the left contains a Change Desktop Icons option. Click on this option, and then select the Recycle Bin check box, and click OK. That’s all there is to bringing the Recycle Bin back!