Windows 10: Pin Recycle Bin to Taskbar in Windows 10

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    Pin Recycle Bin to Taskbar in Windows 10


    How to: Pin Recycle Bin to Taskbar in Windows 10

    How to Pin Recycle Bin to Taskbar in Windows 10


    The Recycle Bin provides a safety net when deleting files or folders. When you delete any of these items from your hard disk, Windows places it in the Recycle Bin and the Recycle Bin icon changes from empty to full.

    This tutorial will show you how to pin to taskbar the Recycle Bin as a toolbar with the Empty Recycle Bin context menu for your account in Windows 10.


    CONTENTS:

    EXAMPLE: Recycle Bin on taskbar

    Pin Recycle Bin to Taskbar in Windows 10 [​IMG]







    OPTION ONE [/i] To Add Recycle Bin to Taskbar
    1. Create a New Folder on your desktop, and name it Recycle Bin.

    2. Drag and drop the Recycle Bin desktop icon into the new Recycle Bin folder to create a shortcut inside the Recycle Bin folder. (see screenshot below)

    Pin Recycle Bin to Taskbar in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    3. Move the new Recycle Bin folder to where you want to keep it saved at. For example, inside my Documents folder. (see screenshot below)

    *note If you move this Recycle Bin folder afterwards, it will break the Recycle Bin toolbar on your taskbar.

    Pin Recycle Bin to Taskbar in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    4. Right click or press and hold on the taskbar, and click/tap on the checked Lock all taskbars to uncheck it and unlock all taskbars. (see screenshot below)

    Pin Recycle Bin to Taskbar in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    5. Right click or press and hold on the taskbar with the clock on it, click/tap on Toolbars, and click/tap on New toolbar. (see screenshot below)

    Pin Recycle Bin to Taskbar in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    6. Browse to the location (ex: Documents) you saved the new Recycle Bin folder from step 3 above, select the Recycle Bin folder, and click/tap on Select Folder. (see screenshot below)

    Pin Recycle Bin to Taskbar in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    7. Right click on the space above the separator line just to the left of the Recycle Bin toolbar on your taskbar, and click/tap on Show Text to uncheck it. (see screenshot below)
    A) Right click on the space above the separator line just to the left of the Recycle Bin toolbar on your taskbar, and click/tap on Show title to uncheck it.

    B) Right click on the space above the separator line just to the left of the Recycle Bin toolbar on your taskbar, click/tap on View, and click/tap on Large icons (recommended) or Small icons for what you want.


    Pin Recycle Bin to Taskbar in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    8. Do step 9 (right) or step 10 (left) below for what side you want the Recycle Bin toolbar to be at on your taskbar.


    9. To Leave Recycle Bin Toolbar on Right Side of Taskbar
    A) Go to step 11 below.

    10. To Move Recycle Bin Toolbar to Left Side of Taskbar
    A) Drag the separator line just to the left of your pinned apps on the far left of the taskbar all the way to right side of the taskbar until the Recycle Bin toolbar automatically moves to the far left side of the taskbar. (see screenshot below)

    Pin Recycle Bin to Taskbar in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    B) Drag and drop the separator line just to the left of your pinned apps on the far right of the taskbar to just right of the Recycle Bin toolbar. (see screenshots below)

    Pin Recycle Bin to Taskbar in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    Pin Recycle Bin to Taskbar in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    C) Go to step 11 below.
    11. Right click or press and hold on the taskbar, and click/tap on the unchecked Lock all taskbars to check it and lock all taskbars. (see screenshot below)

    Pin Recycle Bin to Taskbar in Windows 10 [​IMG]






    OPTION TWO [/i] To Remove Recycle Bin from Taskbar
    1. Right click or press and hold on the taskbar with the clock on it.

    2. Click/tap on Toolbars, and click/tap on Recycle Bin to uncheck and remove it. (see screenshot below)


    Pin Recycle Bin to Taskbar in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Brink, Mar 8, 2017
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  2. MartinDK Win User

    Can't Pin Windows 10 Recycle Bin to Taskbar

    Hi - you can fix this problem by first creating a shortcut for the recyle bin. Once you've done this you'll be able to pin it to your start menu and the taskbar. For some reason if you don't use a shortcut you can only pin the recycle bin to the start menu
    and not the taskbar. So here are the steps you need to do in full..

    • go to desktop and make sure you've got 'show desktop' icons selected so you can view the desktop icons including the recyle bin.
    • right click the recycle bin and choose the option to create a shortcut. This creates a short cut icon to the recyle bin on the desktop (yes, of itself pretty useless but it is this that fixes the problem for us!)
    • now select and right click the shortcut you created in Step 2. above and choose the option to 'pin to start'. This creates a tile on your start menu to the recycle bin.
    • goto the Start Menu and choose the recyle bin tile you created in step 3. right click this and you'll now see there is an option to pin it so the taskbar. All should now be working and you'll have a shortcut to your recycle bin on both your start menu and
      on the taskbar.

    Quite why MS should make achieving this simple objective so very difficult is one of the great mystries of the 21st Century!?
     
    MartinDK, Oct 26, 2019
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  3. UnixBuzz Win User
    Can't Pin Windows 10 Recycle Bin to Taskbar

    Add or Put Recycle Bin on the Windows 10 Taskbar

    In Windows 10, We can easily place the Recycle Bin on the taskbar and you can also pin the Recycle Bin to the Start Menu screen as well – All you need to know how to do it?. Adding the Recycle Bin to
    the taskbar Windows 10 designed by Microsoft in order to quicker access to the desktop, empty recycle bin in single click, right clicking and deleting it. Doing this really look good and be appreciate for windows users who want to save time. So this great
    feature lets you access the Recycle Bin from a taskbar location that will always be visible and available for you. Here’s the workaround on

    how to Place Recycle Bin desktop icon to Taskbar in windows 10.
     
    UnixBuzz, Oct 26, 2019
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  4. MR55001 Win User

    Pin Recycle Bin to Taskbar in Windows 10

    Can't Pin Windows 10 Recycle Bin to Taskbar

    I am trying to pin my Recycle Bin (windows 10) to my Taskbar, for convenience. The information I have found on the internet describes how easy it is: Just go to the start menu, Right click on Recycle Bin, and select "Pin to Taskbar". However, when I right
    click on my start menu Recycle Bin, I only have three options: "Unpin from Start, Resize, and Open File Location". Is this a Glitch? Or, What? Please Help.
     
    MR55001, Oct 26, 2019
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  5. Cliff S Win User
    Who Wants a Fully Working Recycle Bin Icon in the Windows 10 Taskbar?


    Shawn your option TWO is basically the same as my way, except I just use the bin in desktop toolbar, but most of the other steps are the same.(And yours is written nicer with picsPin Recycle Bin to Taskbar in Windows 10 :))
     
    Cliff S, Oct 26, 2019
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  6. Recycle Bin to taskbar?


    There are actually a few other ways to see the icon for the Recycle Bin added or Pinned to the task bar. The first guide found here at TF is the Quick Access Toolbar method. Quick Access Toolbar - Add Empty Recycle Bin in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    The second is from SevenForums where you create a new toolbar and see that added to the taskbar for either a single item like the Recycle Bin or multiple programs like IE, WExplorer, an icon for each app you can add into one folder that is pinned and turned intoa jump list. Recycle Bin - Pin to Taskbar - Windows 7 Help Forums[2]=Taskbar%20Start%20Menu

    I've using this other method since Vista to roll up any number of system functions, utilities, and wrapping games in others. Once you have a new folder for Trash created at the root of C: you simply right click on the RBin icon when set to appear on the desktop to create a new shortcut. The shortcut is then either dragged or moved into the new folder.

    When later right clicking on the taskbar itself you select the new toolbar option and browse to and select the Trash folder and apply it. At first you will see Trash appear in text where you right click again and uncheck the Title and Text items to then see only the waste basket icon remain in view. For other toolbars with several shortcuts you would simply name the folder created to the catagory unless mixing up the type of apps they go to.
     
    Night Hawk, Oct 26, 2019
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