How to Enable Trash (Recycle Bin) on Chrome OS

In addition to support for Android and Linux, Chrome OS is gradually gaining desktop-level features, which is really exciting. Recent updates to Chrome OS include the addition of Clipboard History, Nearby Share, and native screen recording for Chromebooks. Not to note that the Chrome OS Files app now features a new Trash folder. In order to enable Trash (Recycle Bin) on Chrome OS, simply follow the instructions below.

Enable Trash (Recycle Bin) on Chrome OS (2021)

Make sure you are on Chrome OS 89 before continuing with the following. You don’t need to go to the Beta or Dev channels of Chrome OS 89 because the Trash feature is currently accessible there. With that said, let’s get started.

1. Launch Chrome and enter chrome:/flags in the address bar.

2. Search for garbage once you are on the Chrome Flags page. Simply select Enabled from the drop-down menu by clicking it now.

3. The bottom-right corner will then show a Restart popup. To make the adjustments, click it. Remember that clicking this will restart Chrome OS, so save all of your work before doing so.

4. On Chrome OS, the Trash (Recycle Bin) will show up in the Files app after the reboot. Any item you delete will be sent directly to the Trash. The data can then be permanently deleted or restored from there.

5. Select Disabled from the Chrome Flags tab and restart your Chromebook if you do not want Trash (Recycle Bin) on Chrome OS. There it is.

Restore Deleted Files on Chrome OS from Trash

Thus, using a Chromebook’s Trash (Recycle Bin) to recover files that you unintentionally erased is now possible. There is no shortcut for emptying the trash, which is a shame because I enjoy that Chrome OS now has a Recycle Bin option. I’m hoping that things will significantly improve in upcoming updates. That’s all we have to say, though. Visit our linked guide if you want to discover more similar Chrome OS tips and tricks. Please let us know in the comments area below if you have any other queries.