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Windows 7: Old Win 98 Recycle Bin Full/Empty Icons but for Win7 64?

11 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit (Full)
Old Win 98 Recycle Bin Full/Empty Icons but for Win7 64?

Hello all

I just got Windows 7 Ult 64 up and running and have pretty much completely got it looking like 98.

For some time now I have been using the default Win 98 Recycle Bin icons thru several OS's as since I use small icons, this icons colors are very easy to see with my background and very recognizable to my eye.

If some don't remember, this was a tapered round can with a fliptop type lid that when it is in its full state, showed several brightly colors cans at its base.

In Windows 7 I have tried the icons I have saved since 98 and they work sorta but the problem is, during a empty, the icon will not refresh to empty unless I refresh the screen.

From Google searches I see this is a common problem an I have tried just about ever fix I have found but nothing has worked.

As far as the stock Windows 7 Icon that works just fine so I'm just guessing here, as I seemed to have researched this enough, that the Win 98 one is just not compatible and so I don't think there is any more point in trying to fix it.

Basically I was hoping that someone may have a updated version that while it comes from what ever works now, still "looks" and most importantly, "acts" like the old Win 98 bin icons.

So does anyone know of such a set of icons?

Thanks for any help

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11 Jun 2010   #2


Well here is a pack, where there is some Windows 98 looking recycle bin icons

Browsing deviantART
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12 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit (Full)

Thanks for the reply sergopgarcoa9 and I appreciate the find but I checked those out and there not quite what I was looking for.

To better describe I have taken a snip of the icons I have.
Name:  Bins.JPG
Views: 27
Size:  15.6 KB

Hopefully this will show what I'm looking for.

As well you may note that there are two, one empty, one full. This is kinda needed for the point.

These btw are from a old copy of Plus! which if you didn't know was a little add on program from Microsoft you could get for 98 back in the day that has a whole bunch of themes and a few other things.

Quite frankly I don't know why the versions I have won't refresh on their own when the ones that comes with Windows 7 does this just fine. But like I said, I tried all the fixes and registry assignments I could find and nothing so far worked so I guess what I'm hoping for is that someone who understands these things has taken the ones that work and redid them to look like these.

Again thanks for the effort.

My System SpecsSystem Spec


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