Here is a trick which can improve your productivity and speed up access to the Recycle Bin in Windows 10. It is possible to add the Recycle Bin to the navigation pane (left pane) of File Explorer so it will always be one click away. Here is how.
To add Recycle Bin to the navigation pane in Windows 10 File Explorer, you need to follow the instructions below.
- Open Registry Editor.
- Go to the following Registry key:
Tip: See how to jump to the desired Registry key with one click.
You need to take ownership of this key as described HERE or using the RegOwnershipEx app (recommended).
- Create a new DWORD value System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree and set its value data to 1.
- If you are running a 64-bit operating system, repeat the steps above for the following Registry key:
- Restart Windows 10.
- Open the File Explorer app. The Recycle Bin icon will appear at the bottom of the navigation pane in Windows 10 File Explorer:
That's it. To remove the Recycle Bin folder from the navigation pane, delete the System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree DWORD value that you created.