How to hide the Recycle Bin from the desktop in Windows 10

This tutorial will show you step by step how to hide the Recycle Bin icon from your desktop in Windows 10.

Steps

1. Click on the start menu button.

2. Click on Settings.

Open Windows 10 Settings

3. Click on Personalization.

Open Personalization settings in Windows 10

You can also open the Personalization settings by right-clicking on the desktop and then click on Personalize.

Open Personalization settings in Windows 10 via desktop

4. In the left menu, you click on Themes.

Open Themes settings in Windows 10

5. On the right side, under Related Settings, you click on Desktop icon settings.

Open Desktop Icon Settings in Windows 10

A “Desktop Icon Settings” window will appear.

6. Uncheck the checkbox next to Recycle Bin.

Remove the Recycle Bin icon from the desktop in Windows 10

7. Click on the Apply button at the bottom of the “Desktop Icon Settings” window.

The “Recycle Bin” icon is now hidden from the desktop.

8. Click on the OK button.

9. You can now close the Settings window.

To unhide and show the Recycle Bin icon, you follow the same steps but then check the checkbox next to Recycle Bin.

Alternatively, you can hide all desktop icons by right-clicking on the desktop, moving the mouse cursor on View, and then clicking on Show desktop icons.

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References:

Microsoft.com