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Windows 7: recycle bin

20 Nov 2009   #1
Doctor180185

 
 
recycle bin

I have tried to change the recycle bin icon (full and empty) which works - sort of. But the empty icon doesn't change to full when I throw something away. The icon doesn't change. It only changes when the system reboots.

Have I missed something?

Doctor.


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20 Nov 2009   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Recycle Bin - Fix For Custom Icons Not Refreshing

Always check our tutorials. See above
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20 Nov 2009   #3
Doctor180185

 
 

Tried it before, didn't work.

Doctor.
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20 Nov 2009   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I had a problem with recycle bin and used this information. The premise is actually delete the old icon and restore with a new and working one.


Desktop Icons - Add or Remove
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20 Nov 2009   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Doctor, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might also give this a try to see if it may help using your current icons.

Recycle Bin - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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21 Nov 2009   #6
Doctor180185

 
 

Nothing's working hey guys.

I tried changing the icons back to default - and it changed for full and empty as it should. But for some reason it just won't work for the icons i want to use.

Am I putting the icons i want to use in the right place?

Doctor.
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21 Nov 2009   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I have always placed custom icons that I used in a folder in "My Documents" folder. You might try them from there.

Could you upload and attach (paperclip icon while editing post) your icons in a ZIP file here to see if they may at issue?
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22 Nov 2009   #8
Doctor180185

 
 

I think I may have found what's causing the problem - but now there's another.

The icons I am trying to set are on my C drive and I think I need to tell the recycle bin properties to read from that drive (recycle bin location).

But when I try to change the recycle bin location and click "apply" it just keeps resetting itself.

??

Doctor.
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22 Nov 2009   #9
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Doctor,

Are you using this method below to change the Recycle Bin icon?

Desktop Icons - Change or Restore Default Icon
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22 Nov 2009   #10
helmutcheese

Vista (Hate Win 7)
 
 

This bug has been around since Vista (for me anyhow).

I ain't on Win 7 enough to see it but nothing fixes it 100% permanently in Vista so assume same in Win 7.

Rebooting normally refreshes it and it can not rise its ugly head for ages again.
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