Recycle bin NOT present in windows 11,

Copper Contributor

this is the weirdest thing I have run into in my 20 years of being and using windows. I have show all hidden files and folder on.  On the root of C:\ there is no file named $RECYCLE,BIN, no matter how many times i enable and disable the recycyle.bin in desktop icons it does not appear. 

How can this be first of all and can it be recreated and if so how?


Thanks in advance

Glenn A Nicholson

1 Reply

Try the registry method mentioned here (works with Windows 11):

Let us know if this helps!

Note: Included link in this reply refers to blog post by a trusted Microsoft MVP.