How to remove the recycle bin from desktop in Windows 10

This tutorial will show you step by step how to remove the recycle bin icon from the desktop in Windows 10.


1. Right-click on the desktop.

2. Click on Personalize.

Open personalization settings in Windows 10

3. Click on Themes located in the left menu.

Open themes settings in Windows 10

4. Click on Desktop icon settings located under Related Settings on the right side.

Open desktop icon settings in Windows 10

A “Desktop Icons Settings” window will appear.

5. Uncheck the Recycle Bin option.

Remove the recycle bin icon from the desktop in Windows 10

6. Click on the Apply button at the bottom right of the “Desktop Icons Settings” window.

7. Click on the OK button at the bottom of the window.

The Recycle Bin icon is now removed from the desktop.

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