No one needs to tell you what the Recycle Bin is meant for in Windows computers. A file when deleted from a particular location, would be sent to and stored in the Recycle Bin, unless the size of the file is more than what the bin can contain. It is perhaps one of the most convenient provisions in Windows PCs, which helps in retrieving any inadvertently deleted data.
Inadvertent Deletion of the Recycle Bin
There are occasions when your desktop floods up with numerous files and shortcuts, which in the long run may trigger issues such as slowdowns. As such, you may delete files and shortcuts that you deem unwanted. This article is meant for those who as part of such a deletion process, inadvertently deleted their Recycle Bin as well. Well, there’s no other recycle bin in your PC, to locate or retrieve it. Instead there are a few desktop personalization to be executed, that will help you restore your Recycle Bin as it was with all its trash.
How to Retrieve a Deleted Recycle Bin
According to the Windows help team, the following steps are in order for retrieving your deleted Recycle Bin:
- Commence the procedure by right clicking on a blank area of your desktop.
- Select the option “Personalize” from the context menu.
- On the left pane of the next window, locate and select the option that reads “Change Desktop Icons”.
- As the Windows help team says, you may now have a glance of the options located above the tab titled as “Desktop”. Under the option “Desktop Icons” you can view all of the icons that are visible on your desktop.
- Checkmark the option “Recycle Bin” to restore it onto your desktop.
- Here, its worth mentioning that, there are other desktop options as well, that you could restore if an issue as the one in question arises in future.
For instance: if you happen to delete the “Computer” icon from your desktop, you can easily navigate to the “Desktop Icons” location (as you did now) and retrieve it. You also have the option to determine what all computer related icons you wish to display on your desktop.
- After retrieving your lost desktop icons, you may click on “Apply”, followed by “OK” to effect the changes.
Well, that’s it! You’ve successfully retrieved your lost Recycle Bin icon back to your desktop.
For any further assistance, feel free to get in touch with the Windows help team.