It’s not unknown for users to lose the ability to access the recycle bin, there are numerous reasons for this but it’s most often caused by a corrupt Registry, or an installed program that attempts to provide some form of Recycle bin protection.
A simple registry change is all that’s required to restore the recycle bin back to full working order.
- Click the Start button, and select Run from the menu.
- Type in regedit in to the dialog box and hit Enter.
- Navigate to the registry key:
- You should see a keyword Value Called NukeOnDelete
- To switch the recycle bin on set the value for this key to 0. To switch the re-cycle bin off set it to 1.
Once you exit the registry editor and re-start Microsoft Windows the recycle bin should be available