How can I Change the Recycle Bin Icon in Windows 10?

You can change the default Windows 10 Recycle Bin icon if you don’t like it. Here’s how:

Press Windows + I to open the Settings app.

Hit Personalization.

Click on Themes in the left sidebar.

Hit the Desktop icon settings on the right side of the screen.

These two icons appear in the Desktop Icon Settings pop-up:

  • Recycle Bin (full) – you will see this icon when there is an item in the Recycle Bin.

Select the former.

Hit the Change Icon button.

Select the icon you prefer. Use the Browse button if the icon you want is situated in another location.

Hit the OK button.

Follow the steps above for the Recycle Bin (empty).

Hit the OK button.

That’s all.

If you want to restore the default Recycle Bin icon, here’s how:

Follow the steps above to open the “Desktop Icon Settings” pop-up.

Select the Recycle Bin (full) and then hit the Restore Default button.

Select the Recycle Bin (empty) and then click Restore Default.

Hit the OK button.

That’s it.


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