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Windows 7: Recycle Bin Image gone but functional

11 Jan 2011   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

I have to log off for now. I will try to get on in awhile. Thank you so much for trying to help me. :)

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11 Jan 2011   #12

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're welcome. When you're ready again, see if rebuilding the icon cache (click on link) may help afterwards.
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30 Jan 2011   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

same problem here :/ everytime I drag something there or even if I empty it, the icon disappears.. I've been pressing F5 when this occurs, but I would like to fix this..
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30 Jan 2011   #14

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Difusal,

You might give these a try to see if it may be able to help.

Recycle Bin - Fix For Custom Icons Not Refreshing


Recycle Bin - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
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21 Oct 2013   #15

Windows 7 Home Premiium 64 bit

I tried the suggestions above and no luck (I have windows 7). Restoring the icons didn't restore the recycle bin image. What I did do, which does correct the initial problem, but created another minor problem that I was able to find a solution for. What I did was this: I went to start, typed "recycle" without the quotes, moved cursor to "recycle bin shortcut" and right clicked and sent the new shortcut to the desktop. That brought back the image but now I have two bins, the good and the bad. I couldn't drag it to the new recycle bin and it wouldn't let me right click and delete it, so I moved the new recycle bin off my desktop into a folder elsewhere. I wasn't sure if leaving the new one on the desktop would have worked, since my next step was to hide the old recycle bin by doing the following: start, control panel, appearance & personalization, change desktop icons, then un-tick the recycle bin and hit ok. That got rid of the old bin. Next was to go to the folder where I had dragged the new recycle bin icon and I dragged it back to the desktop. I had no idea if doing all this would work but it did. I didn't actually delete the old one so I'm not sure if down the road there could be any problems, such as if you have to reboot and since the recycle bin is not going to appear since I unticked it, I'm not for certain it will reappear after a reboot. Maybe someone could test that out. Hope it helps someone else that couldn't get the other suggestions to work for them. Good luck.
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