If you are a new Gmail user, you might wonder why “Trash” is not on the folder list. Perhaps, you have deleted an important message and you would like to recover it.
In Gmail, the Trash folder is hidden by default. This explains why it is not showing along other labels such as Inbox, Starred Messages, Spam, Drafts, etc.
Reveal The Trash Folder
Here’s what to do to make the Trash folder appear:
1. Click the gear icon (Settings) in the upper right-hand corner. See the screenshot below. The numbers will help you find the options you must click.
2. Select Settings in the drop-down menu.
3. Go to the Labels tab beside General.
4. Find “Trash” under System labels then click Show.
The folder will appear immediately in the label list.