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Restore Missing Desktop Icons in Windows Vista

If you’ve removed your recycle bin icon, or you previously added the some of the “special” icons like Computer, User or Control Panel to the desktop and they are now missing, you might want to know how to add them back.

Go to Control Panel Personalize (or right-click on the desktop and select Personalize), and then choose the link for “Change Desktop Icons” on the left-hand side.


Change Desktop Icons in Vista



Now you can chose the icons you want back on the desktop by checking the box next to the name:

Desktop Icons Settings in Windows Vista


Click the Apply button, and you should see the icon show up on the desktop immediately.
 
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