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Windows 7: How to make recycle bin icon switch between two icons?

04 Mar 2014   #11
cocatfan

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HammerHead View Post
In my previous post I discovered that a right click on my desktop recycle bin did not give me the option to change the icon. So here is another method.

right click desktop --> select "Personalization"
Select "Change desktop Icons"

You'll get a window with the recycle bin full and empty. Select change icon with the focus on one of the bins. Set the new icon. Do the same for the remaining icon.
It does not work. It does not switch back and forth. It stays with whatever icon I picked last. I guess Windows 7 can't handle switching back and forth.


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04 Mar 2014   #12
cocatfan

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I thought of something. Maybe it is not working because maybe I do not have my custom icons in the proper folder. The systems folder. I will move them with the other icons and try again and let you all know if it worked.
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04 Mar 2014   #13
cocatfan

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

C:\windows\System32\imageres.dll

This is where it says icons are stored but I cannot locate on my computer to move my icons to this folder. This is frustrating.
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04 Mar 2014   #14
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

The images are stored inside Imageres.dll as icons. Using the "patch" method noted by Bongo (Jerry), you need to have an editor. These will also get reset if you ever run the system file scan (SFC).

Are you using the method for "Personalization" off the desktop?
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04 Mar 2014   #15
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Yes inside the imageres.dll is a Icon folder, the empty recycling bin icon is #55 the full recycling bin icon is #54 and you will need a resource hacker to open up the imageres.dll.

With 64 bit system you'll find imageres.dll in both C:\Windows\System32 and C:\Windows\SysWOW64 it is best to do both also I recommend you put copies on your desktop to edit so you do not corrupt the originals.

Look at this tutorial will show how to do it Icons - Change Using Resource Hacker

To properly change a system file you need to take ownership give yourself permission and rename the old file and then copy in the new one look at Post #6 of this thread will tell you how to do it Basic Networking Information

Then follow up with Icon Cache - Rebuild

Jerry
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04 Mar 2014   #16
cocatfan

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Yes inside the imageres.dll is a Icon folder, the empty recycling bin icon is #55 the full recycling bin icon is #54 and you will need a resource hacker to open up the imageres.dll.

With 64 bit system you'll find imageres.dll in both C:\Windows\System32 and C:\Windows\SysWOW64 it is best to do both also I recommend you put copies on your desktop to edit so you do not corrupt the originals.

Look at this tutorial will show how to do it Icons - Change Using Resource Hacker

To properly change a system file you need to take ownership give yourself permission and rename the old file and then copy in the new one look at Post #6 of this thread will tell you how to do it Basic Networking Information

Then follow up with Icon Cache - Rebuild

Jerry
This is just ridiculous. In XP there was just a folder, this is nonsense. I will just use the regular recycle bin, using my cat box is not worth this trouble. Shame on Microsoft.
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