How do I restore the Recycle Bin in Windows 11? Due to any reason, if the Recycle Bin icon is missing from Windows 11, you can restore them by referring to this gearupwindows article. This post will even help you remove the Recycle Bin from Windows 11 if you want to.
Microsoft provides a simple way to hide or unhide the Recycle Bin icon in Windows 11. Recycle Bin works as a safety net that means when you delete any file or program from your PC, it gets stored on Recycle Bin. Recycle Bin keeps the deleted files safely for you until you delete them purposely. However, it is also possible to delete a file/folder without sending them to recycle bin; for that, select the file/folder that you would like to remove from your PC permanently and then press
If you always use
How to Show or Hide the Recycle Bin Icon in Windows 11 Desktop?
Step 1. Open the Settings app by pressing
Step 2. In the Settings window, select
Step 3. Now, under the Related settings section, click on the
Step 4. Now, the Desktop Icon Settings window will appear. Uncheck the checkbox labeled with Recycle Bin. Finally, click on Apply and then the OK button.
If you want to restore the Recycle Bin icon on your Windows 11 desktop, repeat the above steps and check the option of Recycle Bin. Now, Recycle Bin icon will appear on the desktop.
Using the above method, you can show or hide all classic icons, including This PC (Computer), Recycle Bin, User Profile, Control Panel, and Network on/from the desktop of Windows 11.
How to Add or Remove the Recycle Bin Icon in Windows 11 Desktop using Run command box?
Step 1. Open the Run dialog box by pressing
Step 2. In the Run box, copy and paste the following command and then hit
Step 3. Uncheck the “Recycle Bin” and then click on Apply and OK buttons respectively.