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

03 Mar 2014   #1
cocatfan

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 
How to make recycle bin icon switch between two icons?

When I had XP I could make my recycle bin switch between 2 icons depending on if it was empty or full. I have an icon representing full (dirty cat box) and one representing empty (clean cat box with a cat). They are cute and I want to use them but I cannot get Window 7 to switch back and forth between them. Is there a way to do this in Windows 7 or am I stuck with just using one icon. Thanks.


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03 Mar 2014   #2
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums

Have a look at this tutorial it should help you out Desktop Icons - Change or Restore Default Icon

Jerry
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03 Mar 2014   #3
cocatfan

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Welcome to the Seven Forums

Have a look at this tutorial it should help you out Desktop Icons - Change or Restore Default Icon

Jerry
Thank you Jerry. I know how to change the icon. I want my computer to switch between 2 icons automatically without me going into switch them each time. It worked in XP, not now. When I empty my recycle bin which has one icon for full, I want the icon to automatically switch to the empty icon. The tutorial that you show does not make that occur nor do I see any method to make it occur. I would like it to happen.
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03 Mar 2014   #4
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
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Try this is you have not already. Put something in the recycle bin. Right click the bin icon and change the full icon to your choice.

Now empty the bin and right click again and change the icon to your choice for empty.

Should now switch back and forth.
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03 Mar 2014   #5
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

It should work?

I changed mine in the imageres.dll.

Jerry
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03 Mar 2014   #6
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
I changed mine in the imageres.dll.

Jerry
Have you ever run SFC /scannow? I think it will get reset if you do. I changed my start-up sound once and it got reset.
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03 Mar 2014   #7
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Change Recycle Icon

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.
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03 Mar 2014   #8
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
I changed mine in the imageres.dll.

Jerry
Have you ever run SFC /scannow? I think it will get reset if you do. I changed my start-up sound once and it got reset.
I have not need to (knock on wood) but I know it changes system file back.
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04 Mar 2014   #9
cocatfan

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HammerHead View Post
Try this is you have not already. Put something in the recycle bin. Right click the bin icon and change the full icon to your choice.

Now empty the bin and right click again and change the icon to your choice for empty.

Should now switch back and forth.
This does not work. When I right click, I do not have the option of changing icons.
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04 Mar 2014   #10
cocatfan

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
It should work?

I changed mine in the imageres.dll.

Jerry
I do not know what this means. Or how to do it.
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