How to Bypass the Recycle Bin in Windows 11

In Windows 11, deleting an item places it in the Recycle Bin by default. You can bypass the Recycle Bin and delete the item permanently by following these steps: Select the item(s) you want to delete. Press Shift + Delete. A confirmation pop-up will appear. Click “Yes” on it. The items were permanently deleted. The […]

How to Show Recycle Bin in File Explorer Navigation Pane

Windows 11’s File Explorer navigation pane (the one you see on the left of File Explorer) does not include the Recycle Bin or Control Panel by default. Here’s how you can add them to the navigation pane: Press Windows + E and you can see File Explorer. Right-click on the empty space in the navigation […]

How to Open the Recycle Bin in Windows 11

In this post, you’ll learn the different ways to open the Recycle Bin in Windows 11. You will also learn how to create and remove a Recycle Bin shortcut. Let’s get started. Open Windows 11 Recycle Bin Method #1 Open the File Explorer by pressing Windows + E. In the address bar at the top, […]

How to Empty Recycle Bin in Windows 10

Here’s how to empty the Recycle Bin: On the desktop, right-click the “Recycle Bin” icon and select “Empty Recycle Bin”. In the confirmation pop-up, click “Yes.” That’s it. Alternative Methods Method #1 After opening the Recycle Bin, you can do one of the following: Click the “Empty Recycle Bin” option, which you can find under […]