Excellent point, Malke! MVP Colin Barnhost also brought up this issue last month.
Unfortunately, the "Attributes" & "CallForAttributes" shell folder values for the Recycle Bin is not the answer. It works in Windows XP though. After tweaking and tinkering with the registry for an hour or so, I discovered a solution (sort of a workaround) using which the "Delete" option can be replaced or overridden completely. I'll post the details, shortly.
Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
Windows« Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
"Malke" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:eszPIf6SHHA.1212@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> I empty the Recycle Bin and the icon disappears from my desktop. the
> only way i can get it back is to choose Personalize and re-check the
> icon box again.
> These are the most bizarre and interesting problems I've ever seen. I'd
> expect the kinds of problems I'm having in a beta version.
From reading numerous other posts in the Vista groups and from looking
at my own Vista install, I'm guessing that you are clicking "Delete" by
mistake instead of "Empty Recycle Bin". I don't know why MS decided to
have "Delete" as an option on the Recycle Bin's context menu, but it was
not a good decision. The only workaround is to be more careful when
emptying the Recycle Bin from the right-click context menu.
Elephant Boy Computers
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User