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How to Show or Hide Recycle Bin Icon from the Desktop

This tutorial will show you how to show or hide Recycle Bin icon from your Desktop on Windows 10 PC.

2 Ways to Show or Hide Recycle Bin icon in the Desktop

To show or hide Recycle Bin icon in Windows 10 Desktop, Here's how:

Way 1: via Desktop icon settings

Step 1: Open the Settings app.

Step 2: Select Personalization, select Themes tab, click on Desktop icon settings.

Desktop icon settings

Step 3: Select the Recycle Bin checkbox or clear this box, then click on Apply.

Show or hide Recycle Bin icon on Desktop

Way 2: via Show Desktop icons feature

Step 1: Right-click on Desktop, or press Shift+F10 on keyboard.

Step 2: Click on View, and click on Show desktop icons to uncheck it.

To hide all Desktop icon, including Recycle Bin icon, click on Show desktop icons to to check it.

Hide Recycle Bin icon from Desktop

If the Recycle Bin icon has been set to hidden in Desktop icon settings, you cannot find it on Windows 10 Desktop. Use steps in way 1 to get it back on your Desktop.