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How to Open Windows Recycle Bin

by Mathew Watson
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How to Open Windows Recycle Bin

The Recycle Bin is usually seen in the top left corner of the desktop. It has a shape that resembles a wastebasket. If there are no files inside, the basket is empty. A basket containing wastepaper serves as the only other object. The position of the Recycle Bin is movable at your discretion.

Simply hold the Trash Can symbol while pressing and dragging it to the desired position. Overall, locating the recycling bin is pretty straightforward. The Recycle Bin is the drive that Microsoft has created for its systems to store objects that users have designated for deletion. The Recycle Bin, Microsoft’s current garbage disposal system, was first released in 1995 along with Windows 95.

When files and folders are deleted from a Windows computer, they are placed in the Recycle Bin and remain there until the Recycle Bin is full or users empty it. In short, Windows Recycle Bin gives users a simple second chance to recover accidentally lost data. We have mentioned the steps below to Open Windows Recycle Bin

Ways to Open Windows Recycle Bin

Use the Windows Search Bar

  • Click the Windows search icon on the taskbar lower left corner.
  • In the search box, type “recycle trash can🇧🇷
  • From the list of options that looksselect Trash.
  • Use the Trash icon in the Start menu

  • First click on Windows search icon at the taskbar lower left corner.
  • In the search box, type “Recycle bin.”
  • Select with the mouse right button in the Recycle Bin options list.
  • Choose Pin to Start from the menu. Once done, using the previous procedures, you will be able to access the Recycle Bin.
  • Use Windows 10 File Explorer

  • In the Windows search bar, type “File Explorer” and choose the best match.
  • Right-click on a blank space in the file Explorer left side of the window.
  • From the options contextual menu, choose Show All Folders. Your entire file library, including the Recycle Bin, should be visible.
  • select “Recycle bin” from the menu.
  • Use PowerShell

  • First, open the Run command dialog by pressing the Windows button key + R🇧🇷
  • To open an elevated PowerShell window, type powershell and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter🇧🇷
  • After that, type the following command🇧🇷
  • start shell:RecycleBinFolder

    Final Words

    We hope you enjoy our article on how to Open the Windows Recycle Bin. You have a second chance to recover lost files or folders from your computer or device using Windows Recycle Bin. However, you must first access the Recycle Bin folder in Windows 10 or Windows 11 to find deleted items. What is the Recycle Bin in Windows 10? is addressed in this tutorial🇧🇷

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