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Windows 7: Recycle Bin - Fix For Custom Icons Not Refreshing

23 May 2010   #20

Windows 7 Ultimate
recycle bin

Thank You Very much!!! That's one thing less that will annoy me! Bill

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23 May 2010   #21

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

You're welcome Bill.
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11 Jul 2010   #22
Ron Maide

Windows 7

I know this opic is quite done, but I wanted to add my own thanks. The ,0 worked for me too.
I thank you and my girlfriend does as well; I get very unpleasant when my computers don't do as I say.
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23 Jul 2010   #23

Windows 7

Thanks for this!!! It fixed the problem with my icon not refreshing. For some reason the ,0 was missing on all of them.
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28 Oct 2010   #24

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64

I found a better fix for this that doesn't need you to edit the registry, all you need to do is open the theme file with notepad and add ,0 after the icon name and then save it, then when you apply your theme it will add that to the registry as well and solve the problem, this way works better if you have multiple themes that have different icons and saves you having to do the fix every time you change your theme.

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16 Jan 2011   #25

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

This path will only work with your Icons. Besides the fix is just adding ",0" for every entry in the registry.
I suggest you just change the icons with the Windows GUI. Then run regedit.exe go to

HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Explorer/CLSID/{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}/Default Icon

And by each entry add at the end ",0" like this:
"D:\Projects\Icons\Chinese Box Recycle Bin\Neuromancer Chinese Box Empty.ico,0"
that is the path to your icon with added ",0"
That fixes the problem and lets you keep the original place of the icons you use.
Just don't move them

P.S. If you save the Theme after this the register change will be saved as well. If you edit the theme file and change the register there. Then apply the theme it will be the same as if you changed the register. The point is when you fixed the register - save the theme.
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17 Jan 2011   #26

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit

Hey man, I tried your method and it worked like a charm, so I made an account just to say a big thankyou!!!!
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01 Jun 2012   #27

Windows 7 professional

Does this apply to all type of icons? Becoz when i try to change one of my folder's icon, It doesn't change unless i refresh.
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01 Jun 2012   #28

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Engkhsky, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but no. This tutorial is only for the Recycle Bin.

If you like, you can create a new thread in the "General Discussion" area to see if a solution for your issue may be found.
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01 Jun 2012   #29

Windows 7 professional

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Engkhsky, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but no. This tutorial is only for the Recycle Bin.

If you like, you can create a new thread in the "General Discussion" area to see if a solution for your issue may be found.

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