When you are busy multi-tasking on your PC, sometimes getting to the Recycle Bin will be a pain and you may need a smarter way to access it. In this tutorial, I am going to explain how you can add Recycle Bin to your Windows 7 taskbar.
You can not just drag and drop the native Recycle Bin icon to your Windows taskbar, and even if you would do that, it will be pinned to your Windows Explorer. But, there is a secret way to pin the Recycle Bin to your Windows taskbar. For this, you just need to create a shortcut on your desktop and mention the path to the Recycle Bin. Let us discuss the steps in detail.
Steps To Add Recycle Bin To Taskbar On Windows 7 PC:
Step 1: To get started, first you need to create a desktop shortcut. Right-click on the desktop and select New -> Shortcut from the context menu.
Step 2: Now the Create Shortcut Wizard will open up. In the Type Location text box enter the location given below and click Next.
Step 3: In the next screen, enter a name for the Shortcut in the text box and click Finish.
Step 4: Now the new shortcut will be created on the desktop. To change the icon of this shortcut for easy understanding right click on the shortcut and select Properties from the menu that appears.
Step 5: Navigate to the Shortcut tab in the Properties window, and click on Change icon button.
Step 6: Now type the below location given below in the Change Icon window to display the list of available icons.
Step 7: Select the desired Recycle Bin icon from the list of icons and click Ok.
Step 8: Again click on Apply and click OK to change the shortcut’s icon.
Step 9: To pin the recycle bin to the taskbar, you can just drag and drop the created shortcut to the taskbar. Alternatively, you can also right-click on the shortcut and select Pin to taskbar from the menu.
That’s it. You have now successfully pinned the recycle bin to your Windows taskbar.
If you encounter any issues while following this tutorial, do let me know using the comments section.