Microsoft shows redesigned icons for Recycle Bin, Document folders and more in latest Windows 10 build


One of the oldest (and most useful) applications in Window 10, File Explorer, is finally getting a new look. In the latest test build of Windows 10, some new icons have been found in File Explorer. The list includes Recycle Bin, Document Folders and new icons for disk drivers too.

“Several changes, such as the orientation of the folder icons and the default file type icons, have been made for greater consistency across Microsoft products that show files. Notably, the top-level user folders such as Desktop, Documents, Downloads, and Pictures have a new design that should make it a little easier to tell them apart at a glance. And yes, the Recycle Bin icon has also been updated!” stated Amanda Langowski on the Microsoft blog post.

Although this might not be a major change when it comes to the entire operating system, it is one of the ways how Microsoft is showing the modern look.

It is worth adding that the company just last month revealed some new system icons for Windows 10. These have a more rounded and simplified look, and also come with a new font Segoe Fluent Icons. In addition, the taskbar widget is updated with new icons.

The company, last year, updated some of its Windows 10 icons by adding some more colours to them. It also made some changes to the Start Menu.

Talking about Windows 10 update, Windows 10X, Microsoft’s biggest update to its desktop operating system was rumoured to arrive as early as the first quarter of 2021, but reports are now indicating that it could be pushed back as late as the second half of this year.

None of these rumours have been confirmed by Microsoft, and there is barely any official information about Windows 10X itself.