Enable the Recycle Bin Icon in Windows 8

Edited by Lukward Thomason, Amanda, Eng

Hi, you're watching VisiHow. This is a tutorial on how to enable the Recycle Bin icon on Windows 8 computers. Imagine you turn on your computer one day and the Recycle Bin icon is missing. Maybe you have accidentally deleted it, or maybe a virus is interfering. In any case, you can fix this easily.

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Steps

  1. 1
    Right-click on an empty space on the desktop
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  2. 2
    Click "Personalize" at the bottom of the menu
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  3. 3
    Click "Change desktop icons"
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    This option is on the left side of the window.
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    In the newly opened window, click the white box next to "Recycle Bin"
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    This will add a check mark to the box.
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  5. 5
    Click either "Apply" or "OK"
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    We're going to click "OK".
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  6. 6
    Look at the desktop
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    The "Recycle Bin" icon has appeared on the desktop.
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    Close the Personalization window by clicking the "X" in the top right corner
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to enable the Recycle Bin icon on Windows 8 computers
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Recent edits by: Amanda, Lukward Thomason

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