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Remove Recycle Bin from Desktop in Windows 10

Remove Trash icon from Desktop in Windows 10



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All files that you delete on Windows 10 end up in the trash. The Recycle Bin is located on the desktop after installation. This makes it easy to get around if you want to recover some data. If you no longer need this trash icon, you can remove it with a small change. Follow the guide to see how Recycle Bin is removed from the Desktop.

Why remove Recycle Bin from Desktop

Clean Desktop:

When installing Windows 10, many standard apps are installed. Some users like the Desktop to be clean without many icons.

Security Purpose:

Deleted files are stored inside Recycle Bin. Hackers might check the recycle bin to look for any sensitive deleted files and retrieve the contents if needed.

How to remove Recycle Bin from Desktop in Windows 10

  1. Open the Start menu and click on Settings or use the key combination Windows key + I
  2. Click Personalization, and then click Themes on the left.
  3. On the right side, scroll down and click Desktop Icon Settings
  4. Uncheck Recycle Bin. Click Ok to save the change.

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This will immediately remove the recycle bin icon from your desktop. To put it back, come back to the same location and put a checkmark on Recycle Bin.

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