Tech Tip: Restoring a Lost Recycle Bin


If those steps fail to restore the Recycle Bin icon, it may have been deleted. To recreate it, open Windows File Explorer, select the View tab and choose Options on the right. In the Folder Options box, click the View tab, select the button next to “Show hidden files, folders and drives” and turn off the box next to “Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)” before clicking the Apply and O.K. buttons. Return to File Explorer and on the right side choose This PC and open OS (C:) or C: Drive. Right-click $Recycle.Bin, and when the Send To menu pops up, choose “Desktop (create shortcut).”