Recycle bin is mainly a place where deleted items like files or folders are stored temporarily as like other trash applications. Recycle bin mainly addressed on the desktop. Recycle bin is a mostly used recognizable program. Any user can recover the deleted files from the Recycle bin. It holds all the deleted files and allows one to restore the files if necessary.
Recycle bin is very useful most of the time but some people find it useless, they don’t want to stick to the Recycle bin on the desktop all the time.
People can hide the Recycle bin if they want to. Windows 10 permits you to hide the recycle bin. After hiding the recycle bin, one can delete files and the files still stored in the Recycle Bin.but this time, you have to search for the recycle bin using the computer’s searching bar. As will not appear on the desktop anymore.
Sometimes we prefer to clean our
desktop, that’s why we remove the recycle bin from the desktop. Again if we
want to hide it from the desktop but still want it elsewhere in the computer it
will be some time killing process.
To have more working efficiency
and to get a personal experience, sometimes we want to customize our desktop. As
the use of the recycle bin is very little to some people, that’s why they still
don’t want to allow it on their desktop. So, how to hide the recycle bin from
the desktop is a very needy question to some people.
How to Hide Recycle Bin ICON on the Desktop
In Windows 8 and 10
- First, right-click anywhere on
the desktop (but not on any desktop icons ).
- In the pop-up menu, select Personalize.
- Then, click on Themes in the left
- Under the heading Related Settings, you
have to click on the Desktop icon settings option.
- After that, uncheck the Recycle Bin box.
- Finally, click
In Microsoft Windows Vista and 7
- First, right-click anywhere on the desktop (but not on any desktop icons ).
- In the pop-up menu, select Personalize.
3. You have to go
to Themes and then have to click the desktop icon settings link on
the right side.
4. You have to uncheck
the Recycle Bin box.
5. Finally, click OK.
In Microsoft Windows XP
The first method to
hide the Recycle Bin icon in Windows XP is to use the application TweakUI.
- First, you have to download and then install Windows TweakUI
- You have to open TweakUI and click the Desktop icon.
- In the Desktop section, you have to uncheck the Recycle Bin box.
- Finally, click Ok.
You can also remove
the Recycle Bin icon directly, by the edition of the Windows registry.
How to Hide Recycle Bin Using the Control Panel
You can also hide the recycle bin
from the desktop by using the control panel. For this, you have to follow the
1. First, you have to log in to Windows 10.
2. Then, right-click
the start button at the bottom of the left side and select Control
Panel from the menu.
3. Once you are in the Control Panel window, you
have to type desktop common into the search box which is in
the right corner of the top.
4. There is a show or hide common icons under Personalizationon the desktop.
5. In the Desktop Icon Settings dialog, uncheck
the recycle bin.
6. and finally click ok.
using the Desktop Icon Settings dialog you can disappear the
How to Hide Recycle Bin Using group policy
Using group policy you can also hide the recycle bin icon. In group policy, three settings will allow you to show or hide the recycle bin icon.
1. First, log in to
Then you have to type MMC in the search box on the taskbar.
In the search results, right-click MMC and you have to select Run as
administrator from the menu.
Now you have to enter administrator credentials or consent to elevation if
You have to click ctrl+M in the MMC window.
There is Group Policy Object Editor under Available
snap-ins on the left. You have to double click in it which is in the
add or Remove Snap-ins dialog.
In the Select Group Policy Object dialog, you have to
click Finish to set the local computer as the Group Policy object.
In the Add or Remove Snap-ins dialog, you have to click ok.
In the left pane of the MMC window, you have to expand User
Configuration > Administrative Templates,
and then click Desktop.
You double click Remove Recycle Bin icon from the desktop, in the
Then you have to check Enabled and
then click ok in the Remove Recycle Bin icon from the desktop dialog
12. Finally, close the MMC window.
registry back up to a file on your computer is needed, when you edit or change
something in the registry of the Microsoft Windows. the new users are also
recommended highly to become familiar with all the basics of the Windows
How to Delete the Recycle Bin ICON in Windows 10
1. First, you have to right-click on the desktop and
then you have to choose Personalize.
2. Now from the left-hand menu, you have to select
Themes and then once you are there, in the right-hand menu, there is the
“Related Settings” section, you have to select Desktop icon settings from
3. Finally, you have to uncheck the box for Recycle
Bin and then click Apply which is at the bottom of the window so that you can hide
that Recycle Bin icon.
4. Alternatively, you can just hide all of your
desktop icons by right-clicking on the desktop and clicking View ->
Show desktop icons.
How to Delete the Recycle Bin from Windows 7 or Windows 8
1. You have to right-click on the desktop, then
choose Personalize, then choose Desktop Icon settings on the left-hand side.
2. Then simply remove the recycle bin by unchecking
3. You can also configure this from the Desktop Icon
Settings in Personalization.
Deleting in Vista
You can simply remove the recycle bin by right-clicking
on the icon and select the delete option from the menu.
Some people never found the recycle bin on the desktop very useful, so it is often disappeared as one of the first things that are done. The only problem is that every new version of Windows makes it take more steps to get rid of it, and Windows 10 is even more complex than others. So, it demands some steps to hide the recycle bin in any version of Windows.