I’ve been using Windows 7 for months now when I realized that the Recycle Bin that is usually present on Windows Explorer on previous of Windows is missing. I just found out about this when a friend ask about on how he can reveal the recycle bin on windows explorer, when he asked that I started experimenting, I found out that Windows 7 has introduced some new folder options in an attempt to simplify Windows Explorer.
In Windows 7 some folders including the Recycle bin and Control Panel are hidden by default in Windows 7 Explorer. Follow the steps below to easily revel them.
- Open Windows Explorer, click ALT to show Menu
- Click on Tools then Folder Options.
- Another way to easily open Folder Option is to type “folder options” in the Start menu search box.
- Put a check on “Show all folders” and click OK, other settings will be optional.
I think why Microsoft have added this option to Windows 7 is make the explorer much cleaner but I think some users still prefers to use the old explorer format.