The Recycle Bin icon is a very practical tool in Windows (and not only). But there are times that disappear from the desktop, making it very difficult to restore deleted files or to empty your bin.
The disappearance of the Recycle Bin can occur after a Windows Update or another third-party tweak program that may have deleted the entry for the icon from the registry.
Below we will see how you can restore the lost Recycle Bin icon to Windows 10
Right-click on the desktop and select Personalize.
Choose Customize - Themes - Desktop Icon Settings.
Select the Recycle Bin - Application check box.
But if the above actions do not solve the problem, then there is another setting that you should check before we begin the serious interventions.
How to restore the Recycle Bin in Windows 10 to Tablet mode
Disable the Windows Tablet Mode 10: Your computer may be in Tablet Mode, which by its nature does not display desktop icons, such as the Recycle Bin.
You can reactivate your icons from Settings - System - Tablet Mode.
Enable Hide application icons on the taskbar in tablet mode and automatically hide the taskbar in tablet mode.
Did not it work again? Let's create a shortcut for the recycle bin
If the two steps above did not work on your system, then you should create a shortcut to the recycle bin icon.
Open Windows File Explorer. View - Options. Folder options will be displayed.
In the Folder Options box, click the View tab, and select Show hidden files, folders, and drives. Untick to Hide Protected Operating System Files (Recommended).
Click Apply and OK.
After that, open a folder and select the path: This Computer - C: Open the C or disk on which you have installed your operating system and right-click on $ RECYCLE.BIN. The menu will appear. Select Send To, and then Desktop.