You’ll notice that there is a Full Recycle Bin and Empty Recycle Bin icon.
If you click Apply, your icon should now be back on the desktop.
However, there may be an issue for some people in which the Recycle Bin continually shows full or empty and does not change depending on if something is added or removed from the trash.
It’s almost like Windows Vista gets confused and simply uses one icon instead of switching back and forth.
It’s absolutely astounding how something as small, and dare I say as One side of the argument is that the current icons in general are old. Many of the icons you may encounter on a daily basis including the Recycle Bin, the folder icons, and the various settings and system icons have been carried over from Windows Vista, which was released about 9 years ago.
Again, the issue here is just that the icons are “outdated” and it was time for a change.
But there was one aspect many testers weren’t happy about; the icons.Doing some spring cleaning on your computer and accidentally delete the Recycle Bin icon in Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8?If your Recycle Bin icon is missing in Windows, there’s a simple way you can get it back without having to hack the registry or anything like that.In a typical Windows 10 installation, only Recycle Bin will be checked.Go ahead and uncheck the box next to Recycle Bin and then click Apply at the bottom of the window to hide the Recycle Bin from your Windows 10 desktop.