Here's how to get the Recycle Bin on your desktop in Windows 10:


  1. Select the Start  button, then select Settings .

  2. Select Personalization > Themes > Desktop icon settings.

  3. Select the RecycleBin check box > Apply.

Notes: 

  • To get to desktop icon settings in Windows 8.1, swipe in from the right edge of the screen, then select Search. Type desktop icons in the search box, and then select Show or hide common icons on the desktop.

  • To get to desktop icon settings in Windows 7, select the Start button, type desktop icons in the search box, and then select Show or hide common icons on the desktop.


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