However, some people find the Recycle Bin to be useless, and would rather it not be stuck on their desktop at all times. This Intune setting catalog policy removes the Recycle Bin icon from the desktop, from File Explorer, from programs that use the File Explorer windows, and from the standard Open dialog box.
This section will help you assign the policy to Remove Recycle Bin desktop icon using Intune setting catalog policies. You can refer to the following guide to Create Intune Settings Catalog Policy and deploy it only to a set of Intune Managed Windows 11 or Windows 10 devices using Intune Filters.
On the Settings Picker windows, Select Administrative Templates > Desktop to see all the settings in this category. Select Remove Recycle Bin icon from desktop below. After adding your settings, click the cross mark at the right-hand corner to close the settings picker.
First, right-click on the Desktop and select Personalize. In the dialog box on the right hand side, there should be an option called Change desktop icons.
In Windows 7, the process is slightly different for recovering your recycle bin icon. First, click on Start and then type in desktop icons. Go ahead and click Show or hide common icons on the desktop.
This will bring up the same dialog similar to the one in Windows Vista where you can just check Recycle Bin to bring it back to your desktop. On Windows 8, you click on the pseudo Start button and start just typing desktop icons. The Charms bar will appear on the right with the search results.
Secondly, you can right-click on the recycle bin, choose Properties and configure a couple of options like the size of the recycle bin and whether or not you want to see the delete confirmation dialog. If you have a small hard drive like an SSD, then reducing the size of the recycle bin can save you quite a bit of space.
An admin can also set how long an item or a course will remain available until it is permanently deleted, and make the recycle bin visible in the administration block even when empty. By default, a 'Recycle bin' link only appears when there is something in the bin.
Note: Automated backup settings in Site administration / Courses / Backups / Automated backup setup are also used for the recycle bin. In particular, 'Include activities and resources' (backup_auto_activities) must be enabled (box ticked) for the recycle bin to work. In addition, if user data in deleted activities (such as assignment submissions, grades, published forum posts, etc.) are to be restoreable from the recycle bin, then these two settings must also be enabled (ticked): backup_auto_users ('Automated backup setup' settings page) and restore_general_users ('General restore defaults' settings page).
Do you find Recycle Bin is missing from your desktop after Windows 10 update? You deleted some files by mistake and now want to restore them from Recycle Bin, but find Recycle Bin is not on the desktop? So, how do you open Recycle Bin if it is not on the desktop? If you have no idea, now I will illustrate some other way you can open Recycle Bin without a desktop icon in Windows 10.
There is nothing like a clean desktop. While some users prefer having frequently used files and program shortcuts on desktop, most users prefer to have a clutter-free desktop. As you know, Recycle Bin is one of the first icons added to the desktop when perform a clean install of Windows 10 or Windows 7.
Now that Windows 10 lets users pin Recycle Bin icon to the Start menu as well as taskbar (see use Taskbar Pinner software on Windows 7 to pin Recycle Bin to taskbar), many users prefer removing the Recycle Bin icon from the desktop.
If you are still facing the same issue where the recycle bin is grayed out, create a new user account with admin rights. Open Settings again and go to Accounts > Family & other users. Select Add someone else to this PC.
Follow on-screen instructions after that to create a new account and make sure to give admin rights. When done, reboot your computer once and sign in using the new account. Check again if the recycle bin is grayed out or not.
Recycling waste, whether files and folders or plastic, is a healthy habit. It reduces wastage of storage space, keeps the disk clutter-free, and offers a failsafe in case of accidental deletion. The Recycle Bin is a great little app, but only so long as it works. Did you know that pressing the Shift key when deleting a file/folder makes it skip the Recycle Bin? It will be deleted forever.
Preferring to keep our desktop clean, we remove the Recycle Bin icon from Windows 10 as one of the first tweaks to a fresh installation of the operating system. However, getting to the desktop icon settings can be a bit confusing and if you wind up disabling the icon before making it available elsewhere, you'll likely have a difficult time finding the Recycle Bin again without going back to re-enable it on the desktop.
Pin the Recycle Bin to your Start Menu: Right click the desktop icon and click Pin to Start. A minor shortcoming about using this location is that it doesn't provide the normal context options when you right click on the icon (such as the ability to empty the Recycle Bin) and instead you must open the bin to interact with it.
Launch File Explorer and click on the first ">" in the address bar (where you can type) to open a menu that contains all of the desktop icons, including the Recycle Bin. If you click on "Desktop" from that menu, it will open all of the icons in a full File Explorer which provides the context menu option for emptying the Recycle Bin.
By default Window95 sends all deleted files, icons, and programs to therecycle bin. The recycle bin is a temporary storage location for deletedfiles. Using the recycle bin allows you an opportunity to recover a fileyou accidentally deleted.
Note: When a deleted file is moved to the recycle bin Windows 95 createsor appends file header information to a hidden file named INFO in the \RECYCLEDdirectory. It then places the deleted files in the same directory and renamesthem. Files in the \RECYCLED directory have names that begin with DC, e.g.DC2.COM, DC3.DOC, DC4.TXT.
The InfoWorks ICM Recycle Bin is a holding area for files and folders that have been deleted from the Master Database tree view of the Explorer Window. If any items are contained in the recycle bin, an asterisk in brackets (*) is displayed to the right of the icon.
A message is displayed if you attempt to restore an item whose parent has either been permanently deleted or is currently in the recycle bin but is not selected to be restored. Click on OK and a new window is displayed enabling you to choose a different restore location.
The recycle bin is a powerful strategic tool that can be used to recover content that has inadvertently been deleted. It is often assumed knowledge of how to recover content, but this article does not assume any knowledge about the recycle bin. I will go through the process of deleting an item within a library and restoring it at the first and second stage recycle bins. I will then delete and restore an entire library from both the first and second stage recycle bins.
I click on the recycle bin icon and notice that the document is in there. This is my first line of defense, if you will. I can restore the document right from here. I have seen this referred to as the first-stage recycle bin, the end user recycle bin, the site recycle bin and "the thank goodness this is here" bin. In either case this gives users with the appropriate permissions the ability to delete an item and recover it just like it was deleted from their desktop.
When the item is in the recycle bin, select it and choose to restore the document. This will put the document back to the place from whence it came. I click the OK button in the Message from the Web page. Delete it again:
I go to the first stage, or site, or end user, or thank goodness this is here recycle bin and delete it from there. This places the document into the Site Collection recycle bin. Many end users will not know this exists and be having anxiety attacks that they just deleted something really important when all they have to do is ask a Site Collection Administrator to restore the item.
From here I can see all items that have been deleted and are sitting in first stage or end user recycle bins, as well as those that have been deleted from those locations and are now sitting in the second stage recycle bin. I click the link "Deleted from end user Recycle Bin."Next, select the test document:
With the test document selected (from the second stage recycle bin) I restore it. It goes directly back to its original location (the location from whence it was originally deleted, not the first stage recycle bin). In this case that is the documents library. Items that are deleted from the second stage recycle bin must be restored from either a backup of some sort or another. (There are many ways to do this, depending on the strategies of the recovery architecture of the farm).Go back to the document library:
Click the OK button in the message from Web page ("This document library will be removed and all its files will be deleted. Are you sure you want to send this document library to the site Recycle Bin?" -- not shown).I click the Site Contents link in the quick launch:
If I were to have deleted the library from the second stage recycle bin I would have to go to the next level of restoring items. This would depend on what my recovery architecture was like. It could be simple with many of the third-party tools available or it could be somewhat of a challenge.
When Microsoft introduced the Recycle Bin in Windows 95, it immediately became a failsafe for many users. If you delete a file and realize that you actually need it, you can recover it easily by doing the following: 2b1af7f3a8