How to Pin Recycle Bin to Quick Access in Windows 10

Quick Access was introduced in Windows 10 which enables us to open conveniently the folders which require being frequently accessed. This is pinned on the top of left navigation pane in File Explorer. When you access certain folders quite frequently, those are automatically listed under Quick Access. In this guide, we will exhibit the steps to Pin Recycle Bin to Quick Access.

Recycle Bin is a very useful folder in Windows, that store files which you delete. As the name itself suggest, it saves you the trouble when you accidentally end up deleting an important file. You can easily restore it from Recycle Bin. If you need to access Recycle Bin, pinnng it to Quick Access makes sense.

Pin Recycle Bin to Quick Access

To pin the Recycle Bin to Quick Access in Windows 10, press Windows Key + E on your keyboard to launch File Explorer.

Now enter shell:desktop in File Explorer address bar and hit enter. It should open up the all the icons, folders, and files that are present on your desktop.

How to pin Recycle Bin to Quick Access in Windows 10

Assuming that you have pinned Recycle Bin to your desktop, double-click on its icon to open Recycle Bin contents.

How to pin Recycle Bin to Quick Access in Windows 10

Navigate to the Home tab and click on the Pin to Quick Access button on far left in the ribbon menu, as shown in the below image.

How to pin Recycle Bin to Quick Access in Windows 10

The Recycle Bin will get pinned to your Quick Access items, and now you can quickly access it from the left navigation bar in File Explorer window.

Pin Recycle Bin to Quick Access

Hope this helps!

If you have set File Explorer open to This PC instead of Quick Access, you can also make the Recyle Bin display in the Computer folder.

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