Windows 11 Recycle Bin

Fix: Pin the Recycle Bin to your Windows 11 Taskbar

Upgraded to Windows 11, several users are disturbed with Recycle Bin because it does not allow users with the option to pin it to the Windows 11 taskbar. And if you prefer no icons on your desktop and considering all apps pinned on your taskbar, then it is possible, which means we made it possible.

You would definitely find everything you need in your Windows 11 Start menu, but you cannot find Recycle Bin. So in this article, we will help you pin the Recycle Bin in your taskbar for your convenience. So keenly follow this article to know how to pin the Recycle Bin to your Windows 11Taskbar.

Steps to pin the Recycle Bin to your Windows 11Taskbar

  • Firstly, you need to create a Shortcut. To do that, right-click on anywhere on your desktop, then select New item-> Shortcut.How to pin the Recycle Bin to your Windows 11 taskbar
  • Then in the newly opened Create Shortcut window, type or copy+paste the following path and press Next to create a shortcut for the Recycle Bin.

%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe shell:RecycleBinFolder

  • Now you have to rename the shortcut. So that in the newly opened window under Type a name for this shortcut text box, give the name Recycle Bin and then click on the Finish button. Now you have created the shortcut.
  • Further right-click on the newly created shortcut and select Show more options to create an icon that matches the Recycle Bin’s one.
  • Then from the drop-down menu, select its Properties. 
  • Here in the Recycle Bin Properties window, select the Shortcut tab from the top horizontal menu and click on the Change Icon button. 
  • Select an icon for the Recycle Bin and click on OK and then Apply button from the new window prompt.  
  • Once you completed all these procedures, right-click over the new shortcut you created just now and select Show more options.
  • In the newly opened list of options, select the Pin to Taskbar option, and you are done. Now your shortcut will automatically be added to the Windows 11 taskbar.

Hereafter, you can find your Recycle Bin in the Windows 11 taskbar, and you can use it directly. We hope the information given in this article will help you certainly. If you have any queries or doubts after reading this article, please leave a comment in the below comment box. 

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