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How to Remove Recycle Bin From Windows 10 Desktop

Published by Soufiane | Categories : Computers - Tips & Tricks - Computers - Windows 10

Do you want to remove Recycle Bin icon from your Windows 10 Desktop?

While some users prefer using their Desktop to store frequently used files and program shortcuts, others prefer a clean Desktop.

As you know, Recycle Bin is the first icon you find on the Desktop of a clean Windows 10/8/7 installation.

While some users prefer pinning Recycle Bin to the taskbar, removing the Recycle Bin from the desktop can be useful for them.

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Obviously you can’t just delete Recycle Bin using DEL key or from the contextual menu since there is no option to delete it.

In this guide you will learn how to hide Recycle Bin from your Desktop.

Remove Recycle Bin icon from Windows 10 desktop

Right-click on your Desktop and choose “Personalize“.

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Click on “Themes” and choose “Desktop icon settings“.

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Uncheck “Recycle Bin” under “Desktop icons” and click “Apply” to save changes, you will notice the Recycle Bin disappeared.

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That’s it!

You have learned how to remove the Recycle Bin from Windows 10 Desktop.

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