Windows 7 allows you to delete the Recycle Bin from the desktop if you want to. Just right-click on the Recycle Bin icon on your desktop and select Delete. This would delete the Recycle Bin from the Windows desktop. If you have deleted the Recycle Bin (whether intentionally or accidentally) from your desktop, and you want to make it re-appear and restore it, then this article is for you. You can follow these step-by-step instructions to recover the Recycle Bin on your desktop :
- Right click anywhere on an empty area on your desktop and select Personalize from the right-click context menu as shown.
- This would open the Personalization window. In this window, click on Change desktop icons on the left side as shown.
- This would open the Desktop Icon Settings. In the Desktop Icon Settings window, check the checkbox labeled Recycle Bin as shown.
- Finally click on the OK button to save the settings. You may now close the Personalization window.
Following these steps, you should be able to restore the deleted Recycle Bin icon on your desktop. The settings change effect immediately, but you may have to refresh the desktop window or restart your computer in some cases.