Similar to the Apple Macintosh Trash, the Recycle Bin is a location where deleted files are temporarily stored on Microsoft Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, and all later versions of Microsoft Windows. The Recycling Bin allows users to recover files that have been deleted in Windows. In the image to the right, is an example of what the empty Recycle Bin may look like in your version of Windows and can be found on the Desktop.
Keep in mind that if you have deleted files through a MS-DOS prompt or shell that the files will not go to the Recycle Bin.
- Managing and emptying the Recycling Bin.
- How to make files not go to the Windows Recycle Bin.
- Recovering files from the Windows Recycle Bin.
- Information about what files are not sent to the Windows Recycle Bin.
- How to change the Recycle Bin icon.
- Reasons why you may not be able to empty the Windows Recycle Bin.
- How to hide or delete the Windows desktop Recycle Bin icon.
- Add a Recycle Bin to your Flash Drive.
- When I delete a file on my computer, where does it go?