Recycle Bin lable lost

Hewlett-packard / Pavilion 772a
November 4, 2009 at 05:09:47
Specs: WinXP Home, 0.7GHz/768Mb
The system lost the lable from its Recycle Bin when a change was made from Nortons Security - which used to have a 'Nortons Protected Recycle Bin'. I can't trigger its Properties, where I believe I could have restored the original lable 'Recycle Bin'.

Basty


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#1
November 4, 2009 at 05:17:29
1.Open registry editor by going to Start -> Run, and execute regedit.

2.Navigate to the following registry branch:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\

3.On the right pane, locate the registry key of LocalizedString.

4.Double click on LocalizedString or right click on LocalizedString and select Modify to modify the registry value.

5.You should see the default value of “@%SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll,-8964″. Delete or remove the default value and key in your desired new recycle bin’s name in text, e.g. “Garbage Bin” (without quote).

6.Refresh your desktop or Windows Explorer by pressing F5. You will see the new ‘recycle bin’ name.

7.Optionally, you can also modify the text of InfoTip, commonly known as tooltip what display certain help tip, guide or description about Recycle Bin when the mouse is hovering on Recycle Bin icon on desktop. The default text is “Contains files and folders that you have deleted.” Simply double click on InfoTip, or right click on InfoTip and select Modify to change the text of the info tip.

8.The default value is “@%SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll,-22915″, simply change it to another description that you want the tooltip to be.

9.Refresh the desktop to make it effective.


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#2
November 5, 2009 at 04:18:11
Dear probfixer
Thank you for those details
I could not find the registry key of LocalizedString
There were others there - two called InfoTip and IntroText had values very silimar to @%SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll,-8964

From rightclicking in the right pane, I could chose NEW, and KEY, and I could name it Localised String - but that ppeared in the left pane with other entries I had not seen on the right.
No entry corresponding to the new key appeared in the right pane, so I could not even enter 'your desired new recycle bin’s name'.

So while I could sort-of follow your steps, I could not solve the problem because of the mismatch between your predictions and my experience.

I COULD open the context menu of the recycle bin, and use it to 'empty the recycle bin', but clicking on Properties resulted in NO response.

Where have I messed up ?

Basty


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#3
November 5, 2009 at 05:56:13
ya see...I have that key...seems you have deleted it...

please navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\ >> make a new STRING VALUE on the right >> rename it to LocalizedString >> right click the new key and click modify >> enter recycle bin name >> exit regedit...


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#4
November 5, 2009 at 22:00:52
Probfixer
I did as you suggested and did indeed succeed in creating the Recycle Bin key in the Registry.

However, neither on the desktop, nor in Windows Explorer, is there a name/caption/lable associated with the bin icon.

NOR does its Properties open.

So the problem is deeper than just a lable.

Basty


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#5
November 6, 2009 at 04:50:28
this problem seems to be deeper than a corrupted registry file --- please perform a windows xp repair installation

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#6
November 6, 2009 at 05:31:05
Hi,

You said that you did the following:
"From rightclicking in the right pane, I could chose NEW, and KEY, and I could name it Localised String - but that ppeared in the left pane with other entries I had not seen on the right."

So you have NOT created the required LocalizedString entry:

In the Numbered Key, referred to above, the one with InfoTip and IntroText:
In the right pane - right click
Select New
Select String (NOT key)
This will bring up an additional entry in the right pane
Rename the new String Value to LoacalizedString
Note the Spelling - you referred to Localised String
The name is one word - no spaces
and - its the North American spelling 'Localized' not Localised.

Now with the correct StringValue key created, change its value to the required label text.

Regards


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#7
November 6, 2009 at 07:06:01
Basty, Go to the link below and scroll down to line 64 (right column) and click on (you may want to right click and use Save Target As) "Replace/Repair the Recycle Bin in Windows XP" to download a reg file fix. Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt.

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_...

Tufenuf


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#8
November 7, 2009 at 06:50:17
Tufenuf
JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED
The recycle bin has regained it caption and Properties.
Thank you very much (and Kelly !)

Basty


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#9
November 7, 2009 at 07:21:59
Basty, Glad to see that the Kelly's reg file fix corrected the problem and Thanks for posting back to let us know.

Tufenuf


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