In the latest version of Windows 10 users might not get to see the Recycle Bin in the navigation pane of File Explorer. If you wish to add it, then you can do so. In this post, we will show you how how to remove or add Recycle Bin to the Navigation Pane of File Explorer in Windows 10 using the Registry Editor or Folder Options.
Recycle Bin is where data gets stored when you delete something from your computer, generally. Previously, the Recycle Bin was visible in the File Explorer navigation pane. However, if you cannot find Recycle Bin in the sidebar panel, you are not alone. To solve your problem, we have listed two working methods that might help you to get back the Recycle Bin in the File Explorer.
Add Recycle Bin to File Explorer Navigation Pane
To add or remove Recycle Bin in File Explorer navigation pane, follow these guides-
- Add Recycle Bin using Registry Editor.
- Add Recycle Bin from Folder Options.
To know more about these steps in detail, you should keep reading.
1] Add Recycle Bin using Registry Editor
Registry Editor is handy in many cases in this one as it is straightforward to add Recycle Bin in the File Explorer navigation pane with the help of this in-built tool. Whether you want to remove or add it, you can do both with the help of this utility. Before getting started, you should create a Registry file backup and create a System Restore point to be on the safe side.
Now, open Registry Editor. For that, press Win+R, type regedit, and hit the Enter button. You might find the UAC prompt where you need to click the Yes button. After that, navigate to the following path-
If you cannot find this key, you need to create it. Right-click on CLSID, select New > Key and name it as:
After that, right-click on this key and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.
Now, you need to name it as System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree.
Following that, double-click on this DWORD Value and set the value to 1.
At this point, if the File Explorer is open, you need to restart Windows Explorer to find Recycle Bin where you want to see.
2] Add Recycle Bin from Folder Options
The Folder Options panel can help you do different things like this one. Although Windows can display Recycle Bin in the sidebar panel in File Explorer, it is not turned on by default. You can enable Recycle Bin from the Folder Options panel. Here is how you can do that.
At first, you need to open Folder or File Explorer Options. There are different ways to do that, and you can follow any method according to your wish. After that, switch to the View tab. Here you can find a checkbox saying Show all folders under Navigation pane. You need to make a tick in the corresponding box and save the change by clicking the OK button.
Now, you should see the Recycle Bin in the File Explorer navigation pane.
For your information, there is a more straightforward method to add Recycle Bin in the place where you want to find. However, that method is the quicker version of the second guide that is mentioned above.
To execute it, you need to open File Explorer on your computer, right-click on the navigation pane, and select Show all folders.
In case you want to remove Recycle Bin from File Explorer navigation pane in Windows 10, you need to revert these changes as mentioned in this guide.
That’s it! I hope you like this post.
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