Using the Recycle Bin

Learn what the Windows XP recycle bin is and how to use it in this free lesson.

What is the Recycle Bin?

Sometimes files and folders can clutter your computer. The Recycle Bin, the desktop icon that resembles a wastebasket, is where you put a file or folder if you want to delete it.

You can open the Recycle Bin anytime and see what's inside by double-clicking the Recycle Bin icon located on the desktop or by using Windows Explorer.

Inside, you'll see a list of deleted items.

Recycle Bin