Recover the Recycle Bin Windows Icon

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Recover the "Recycle Bin" Windows icon by right-clicking on the computer desktop, selecting "Properties," opening "Display Properties," clicking on "Desktop" and selecting to "Restore Defaults" on the "Recycle Bin." Follow the steps to complete the process of restoring the Windows icon with instructions from a Web designer and computer specialist in this free video on computers.

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Hi, I'm Noah, and today, I'm going to show you how you can recover your Recycle Bin Windows icon. If by accident, when cleaning up your desktop, you deleted the icon, or you purposely deleted it, and want to get it back, there is a very simple way to do so. If somehow you've managed to delete the Recycle Bin icon, then don't worry, it's easy to get back. Here for example, we can see that the icon is gone, so to bring it back, all we have to do, is right click anywhere on the desktop, and then select Properties, from the pop out menu. This will open the Display Properties window, where we should click on the Desktop tab. From the Desktop tab on the bottom, there's a Customize Desktop button, which will open the Desktop Items window, once we click on it. Here, if we select the Recycle Bin, (full), and the Recycle Bin (empty) icons, and for each one, click Restore Default, then this will bring the Recycle Bin icon back to our Desktop. Once we've done this, all we have to do is click Ok, and then Ok once more on Display Properties, and there we go. We can see that the Recycle Bin icon has been successfully replaced.

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