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Windows 7: Recycle bin icon won't update all of a sudden on taskbar?

18 Apr 2011   #1
nikosawolfie

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Recycle bin icon won't update all of a sudden on taskbar?

I used this tutorial to get the recycle bin on my taskbar:

Recycle Bin - Pin to Taskbar

When I first did this everything seemed to go correctly. When I deleted something the recycle bin icon would show as "full" on the taskbar. And when I emptied the bin then it would show the "empty" icon. But something happened, maybe when I changed the icon or something and now it doesn't update. It just stays on the "full" icon even when the bin is empty and sometimes it stays on empty even when it's full.

Any ideas on how to correct this? I repeated the tutorial to see if it would work again but no luck.


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18 Apr 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Hello Nikosawolfie,

This may be able to fix this refreshing issue with the Recycle Bin icon.

Recycle Bin - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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18 Apr 2011   #3
nikosawolfie

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I think that would be applicable if my recycle bin was defective in some way but when I tell the icon to show on the desktop it functions normally. It's only on the task bar that the icon does not refresh itself normally.
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18 Apr 2011   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

In that case, you might see if removing the Recycle Bin from the taskbar, and starting over completely from scratch to add it back may help.
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18 Apr 2011   #5
nikosawolfie

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Gave that a try, still nothing.

I remember I actually had this problem the first time I made it appear on the taskbar. Somehow I did something and it began functioning correctly. But I can't remember what I did to do that
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18 Apr 2011   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

It wouldn't hurt to give these options a try though. Toggling the icon like this can sometimes fix it.

Recycle Bin - Vista Forums
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18 Apr 2011   #7
nikosawolfie

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

For the Option One about downloading the reg file...will that alter any modifications I have done to my desktop (such as changing icons and such)?
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19 Apr 2011   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

It'll only restore the default Recycle Bin icon.
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