Where Is The Recycle Bin In Windows 10? How To Find It

Have you ever been to a presentation, or worse, a high-profile company keynote, it gets started and you accidentally deleted a file and urgently need to restore it back? Dreadful.

Where Is The Recycle Bin In Windows 10? How To Find It
Most people know well about the function of a Recycle Bin in a Windows system (Windows 10, Windows 11, or another system) – it’s used to store deleted items temporarily. But where is the Recycle Bin in Windows 10? Do you know it exactly? Maptech offers to show you how to find Recycle Bin in Windows 10 step by step.

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Where Is the Recycle Bin in Windows 10
Microsoft designed trash for its systems to keep items that have been set aside by users for deletion and named this unit as Recycle Bin. Recycle Bin, the current trash system of Microsoft has been introduced in 1995 with Windows 95. Files and folders deleted from a Windows computer will be sent to the Recycle Bin and they will be kept there for a while unless Recycle Bin reaches its limit or users empty the Recycle Bin. In short, Windows Recycle Bin offers users a second chance to get back the mistakenly deleted data with ease.

Windows 10 Recycle Bin Location
Where is Windows 10 Recycle Bin?
Some users are asking: “where is my Recycle Bin”, “where is the Recycle Bin in Windows 10”, “how to find Recycle Bin”, etc. Such questions are easy to answer – it’s on your desktop!!

The Recycle Bin is put on the desktop by Windows systems. Generally, you can see the Recycle Bin icon (Recycle Bin shortcut) easily every time you booted into Windows successfully. The default Windows 10 trash location is in the upper left corner of your PC screen.

How to Find & Open Recycle Bin Windows 10
After telling you “where is Recycle Bin”, I’d like to walk you through some tips on how to find Recycle Bin in Windows 10?

As mentioned earlier, the most direct way to find Windows 10 Recycle Bin is to locate the Recycle Bin desktop icon at the top left part of the desktop computer/laptop screen. The most direct way to open Recycle Bin on Windows 10 is by using the desktop icon.

Double click on the Recycle Bin icon on your desktop to access it.
Select the Recycle Bin desktop icon and press Enter on your keyboard.
Right click on the Recycle Bin icon and select Open from the context menu you see.
There are some other ways that people usually use to find and open Recycle Bin on a Windows 10 computer.

Method one: search for Recycle Bin on Windows 10.

Click on the search icon/box on the taskbar or press Windows + S to open the Windows search window.
Type recycle bin into the Type here to search textbox.
Click on the Recycle Bin App from the search result.

Method two: open Recycle Bin from File Explorer.

Open File Explorer on your computer as you usually do. The easiest way is to press Windows + E.
Type recycle bin into the address bar at the top.
Press Enter and the Recycle Bin will be opened immediately.
You can also click on the arrow before Quick access and select Recycle Bin from the drop-down list.

Method three: access Recycle Bin Windows 10 using Run.

Right click on the Start icon (in the bottom left corner).
Select Run from the pop-up menu. You can also press Windows + R to open the Run dialog directly.
Type explorer.exe shell:RecycleBinFolder.
Click on the OK button or press Enter.
You can also type shell:desktop into the textbox after Open in the Run dialog. Then, press Enter -> browse the items and locate Recycle Bin -> double click on the Recycle Bin icon or right click on it & select Open/Open in new window.


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