Outlook Trash icon missing? Get back the Delete button on Outlook and you can’t find the trash icon, don’t worry—you’re not alone. Many users have reported this problem, but there are a few things you can do to fix it. First, check to see if the icon is hidden. To do this, click the “View” tab on the ribbon and then select “Show Hidden Icons.” If the trash icon is there, it should now be visible.
Outlook Trash icon missing
The Outlook trash icon may mysteriously disappear without warning. If this happens, don’t panic! There are a few simple methods to get the delete button back on Outlook.
- Switch to Mouse Mode
- Reset Outlook
- Uninstall office and reinstall Outlook.
Get back the Delete button on Outlook
1] Switch to Mouse Mode
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From what we can tell, it’s likely that the reason you’re not seeing the trash icon is because you’ve switched modes. When the software is no longer in Mouse Mode and is in Touch Mode, several things will change, including the removal of the trash icon from the top-right corner of emails.
We suggest opening Microsoft Outlook and clicking on the Quick Access Toolbar icon to reveal a bunch of options. From the dropdown menu, you should see Touch/Mouse Mode. If you see a tick, please untick it, then restart Outlook and check again if the trash icon has returned.
We’ve been there: You’re We know the feeling: You’re trying to figure out how to fix a problem with Microsoft Outlook and it’s just not working. But don’t worry, there is a fix. We recommend repairing Microsoft Outlook. It’s the last resort, but it should get the job done.
2] Reset Outlook
To repair Microsoft Outlook, click on the Start button and select Apps and Features. In the new window that appears, click on Outlook and then select Modify. Note that this will repair the entire Microsoft Office suite and not just Outlook.
After clicking Modify, follow the steps that are related to your installation type. The options are Click to Run or MSI-based.
3] Repair didn’t work? Uninstall office & reinstall Outlook
The best way to uninstall Microsoft Outlook is by using the Office Uninstall Support Tool or Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant. Once the program is uninstalled, you can reinstall it and check to see if the trash icon is now in the right place.
Hello, My name is Shari & I am a writer for the ‘Outlook AppIns’ blog. I’m a CSIT graduate & I’ve been working in the IT industry for 3 years.