Recycle Bin

Windows Recycle BinSimilar 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 an MS-DOS prompt or shell that the files will not go to the Recycle Bin.

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Also see: Delete, Operating systems definitions, Trash