If your desktop shows no icons at all, right-click (or press and hold) the desktop and select View. If Show desktop icons has no checkmark, click it to add one. 

If that doesn't work, try this:

  • Select Start  > Settings  > Personalization > Themes > Desktop icon settings.

  • Make sure the check box for Recycle Bin is checked, then select OK. You should see the icon displayed on your desktop. 

Note: If you are in tablet mode, desktop icons are not displayed. To see your desktop icons in tablet mode, go to Start  > Settings  > System > Tablet Mode. Hide app icons on the taskbar in tablet mode and Automatically hide the taskbar in tablet mode should be turned off. 

Open the Themes setting

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