Recycle Bin in File Explorer


  1. Posts : 508
    Windows 10 Pro 19041 x64
       #1

    Recycle Bin in File Explorer


    Hello,
    New issue here, Recycle Bin is sitting on the desktop's lower right corner as a shortcut icon, and that's OK, I set it so .
    Not OK, its also in the file explorer under each drive, please see attached screenshot.
    How do I remove it from the file explorer view.
    Answers will be appreciated.
    Thanks
    Motim

    Windows 10 pro 2004 x64, winver 19041.264
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Recycle Bin in File Explorer-reycle-bin-file-explorer.jpg  
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 29,971
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #2

    Don't show hidden protected operating system files. Option in file explorer View.

    These things are hidden to help users not mess things up - access not normally needed via file explorer.
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  3. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,325
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
       #3

    Hello Motim,

    The $Recycle.Bin folder you see is a hidden protected OS (system) folder as dalchina posted. It's basically the Recycle Bin cache.

    Each drive will have its own $Recycle.Bin folder (cache).

    You don't want to delete this folder unless the Recycle Bin was corrupted. Even then, it will automatically be recreated afterwards.

    Fix Corrupted Recycle Bin in Windows

    To remove it, you would just need to check Hide protected operating system files again like in step 6 of option 1 below.

    Show Hidden Files, Folders, and Drives in Windows 10
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