Display Recycle Bin in Computer or This PC folder in Windows 10/8/7

You may not want to clutter up your desktop with a Recycle Bin. You perhaps also do not want to pin it to your Start Menu, and yet want easy access to it. You could display it in the taskbar or you could add it to the Notification Area. What you can also do is place it in the This PC or (My) Computer folder, as I always prefer to do.

Display Recycle Bin in Computer or This PC folder

To do so open regedit and navigate to the following key:



Here, create a new key named {645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}

Hit F5 to refresh the registry. Exit registry.

You will see that the Recycle Bin has appeared in your Computer folder.

recyle bin in computer folder

If you wish, you may download this Registry fix and double-click on it to add it to  your Computer folder.

This tip works in Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7 too. You can also easily add display Recycle Bin in Computer folder using our UWT 4.0.

If your Explorer opens to Quick Access, you can also pin Recycle Bin to Quick Access in Windows 10.

How to open multiple instances of the registry and De-Mystifying Windows Registry may also interest you.

Read: Display any file, folder, program in Computer folder of Windows.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


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  2. Favorate Chris Alvin Peters

    Thanks ever so much Mr. Khanse, it work perfectly but i need your help through my studies. please contact me.

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