How to Pin Recycle Bin to Taskbar in Windows 11

Some users love a clean desktop, and all the icons they need are located in the start menu or taskbar. But what about the desktop Recycle bin that spoils the whole view? How do I pin it to the taskbar? Here’s how to pin the Recycle bin to the taskbar in Windows 11.

pin Recycle bin to Windows 11 taskbar

Steps to pin Recycle bin to Windows 11 taskbar

  • Right-click on an empty spot on the desktop and create a shortcut.
  • In the field, enter the code below and click next.
%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe shell:RecycleBinFolder
  • Come up with any name for the shortcut.
  • On your desktop, you will have a shortcut to the bottom; Right-click on it and select Properties.
  • In the new window, go to the “Shortcut” tab and click on “Change Icon” below.
  • Enter a different path to the icons below; copy and paste into the window, then press Enter. Next, find the Recycle Bin icon and click OK.
  •  Now select the Recycle Bin with one click and press Shift + F10 on the keyboard to bring up the classic context menu.

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