How to pin recycle bin to the task bar

31 Mar

Sometimes you want to remove all stuff from your desktop. But what to do about recycle bin. Follow these steps to pin recycle bin to the task bar.

  • Right click anywhere on your desktop and select New and then shortcut.
  • In the location of the item box type in:
%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe shell:RecycleBinFolder
  • Click Next.
  • For the name type in Recycle Bin.
  • Then click Finish.

Now your shortcut will be created but it will not have the right icon.

  • Right click on the shortcut, select Properties.
  • click Change Icon to recycle bin from -folder properties >> customize

You can now pin the newly created shortcut to the task bar.

(Note: this way you can add recycle bin to the task-bar but you wont be able to simply right click and empty recycle bin. This is just a shortcut to the actual Bin)

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Posted by on March 31, 2019 in Windows


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