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 add it to the Notification Area. You can also place it in the This PC or (My) Computer folder, as I always prefer to do. In this post, we will show to display recycle bin in Computer or This PC folder in Windows 11/10
Display Recycle Bin in Computer or This PC folder
Make sure to create a system restore point so you can always restore it in case something goes wrong.
Since Windows doesn’t offer a direct way to add Recycle bin into the File Explorer, we will use the registry hack.
Open Windows Run prompt using Win + R, type regedit, and press the Enter key
You will be prompted with the UAC; make sure to press Yes. Navigate to the below-mentioned path:
Here, right-click on the NameSpace key, and create a new key under it with the following name:
Hit F5 to refresh the registry. Exit registry.
You will see that the Recycle Bin has appeared in your Computer folder or This PC
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 11/10, Windows 8, and Windows 7. You can also easily add a display Recycle Bin in This PC/Computer folder using our Ultimate Windows Tweaker.
If your Explorer opens to Quick Access, you can also pin Recycle Bin to Quick Access in Windows 11/10.
How do I empty Recycle Bin in Windows?
You can right-click on the Recycle Bin and then choose to empty it. However, if it’s too much to do every time, then use Shift + Delete to completely delete the file instead of sending it to recycle bin, and then remove it from there. However, once you do that, you will have no chance to recover those files.
How to hide the Recycle Bin?
Click on the Start button, then select Settings. Then go to Personalization > Themes > Desktop icon settings. Here select the RecycleBin check box > Apply. Remember, it will only hide and delete the Recycle bin in Windows.