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Glenn
07-10-2005, 01:16 AM
A request for help on recycle prompted this. Every since I have
had xp on this machine, couple years (?) the desktop has a icon
for recycle bin. It has never worked. I go to windows explorer
to my recycle directory and work from there so it really isn't a
big deal.

Clicking on the icon gives me a popup saying ......

"this file does not have a program associated with it for
performing this action. create an association in the folders
options control panel."

I have gone there and I have NO IDEA what association it wants.
It doesn't give me a clue. BTW, the icon will not delete either.

Anyone know??

Glenn

Nicoliani ™
07-10-2005, 01:16 AM
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

search "recycle" until you get the proper thread
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"Glenn" wrote:

> A request for help on recycle prompted this. Every since I have
> had xp on this machine, couple years (?) the desktop has a icon
> for recycle bin. It has never worked. I go to windows explorer
> to my recycle directory and work from there so it really isn't a
> big deal.
>
> Clicking on the icon gives me a popup saying ......
>
> "this file does not have a program associated with it for
> performing this action. create an association in the folders
> options control panel."
>
> I have gone there and I have NO IDEA what association it wants.
> It doesn't give me a clue. BTW, the icon will not delete either.
>
> Anyone know??
>
> Glenn
>
>

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 01:16 AM
Right-click on your Desktop and select:
Properties > Desktop > Customize Desktop
and restore your Recycle Bin icon.

Visit http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm and scroll
down to Item #64 (right column) and click on "Repair/Replace the
Recycle Bin in Windows XP".

Additional Recycle Bin Troubleshooting:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_abc.htm

[Courtesy of MS-MVP Kelly Theriot]

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Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx

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"Glenn" wrote:

| A request for help on recycle prompted this. Every since I have
| had xp on this machine, couple years (?) the desktop has a icon
| for recycle bin. It has never worked. I go to windows explorer
| to my recycle directory and work from there so it really isn't a
| big deal.
|
| Clicking on the icon gives me a popup saying ......
|
| "this file does not have a program associated with it for
| performing this action. create an association in the folders
| options control panel."
|
| I have gone there and I have NO IDEA what association it wants.
| It doesn't give me a clue. BTW, the icon will not delete either.
|
| Anyone know??
|
| Glenn

Glenn
07-10-2005, 01:16 AM
IN LINE........
"Carey Frisch [MVP]" <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote in message
news:eYWyh%23SaFHA.4020@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Right-click on your Desktop and select:
> Properties > Desktop > Customize Desktop
> and restore your Recycle Bin icon.

There are 2 icons for recycle there and neither one of them will
delete??? However, I went through the dog and pony show and then
after closing the drop down, just RIGHT clicked the icon and it
asked if I wanted to delete all data there. I said yes and it
dumped them. I then double clicked it and to see what was there
and got the same message that nothing is associated. But I can
still see it under win explorer. :)

>
> Visit http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm and scroll
> down to Item #64 (right column) and click on "Repair/Replace
> the
> Recycle Bin in Windows XP".

OK, I downloaded that and looked at it with notepad. As I'm sure
you know, it contains a couple of *pages* of HKEYs. I assume
that they are to take the place of existing HKEYs?? There is no
auto loading of them included and although I am familiar with the
regs, I would hesitate to delete that much and re-install that
page full. It might not work at all after that. :)


>
> Additional Recycle Bin Troubleshooting:
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_abc.htm


I found nothing there relating to my problem.

Glenn
>
> [Courtesy of MS-MVP Kelly Theriot]
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
>
> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security
> Technologies:
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx
>
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>
> "Glenn" wrote:
>
> | A request for help on recycle prompted this. Every since I
> have
> | had xp on this machine, couple years (?) the desktop has a
> icon
> | for recycle bin. It has never worked. I go to windows
> explorer
> | to my recycle directory and work from there so it really
> isn't a
> | big deal.
> |
> | Clicking on the icon gives me a popup saying ......
> |
> | "this file does not have a program associated with it for
> | performing this action. create an association in the folders
> | options control panel."
> |
> | I have gone there and I have NO IDEA what association it
> wants.
> | It doesn't give me a clue. BTW, the icon will not delete
> either.
> |
> | Anyone know??
> |
> | Glenn
>


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