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Windows 7: Recycle Bin missing its properties and its icon is generic

11 Feb 2018   #11
ineuw

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks Brink for the links, but nothing I tried resolved the issue. The problem was corruption in the registry because of the Firefox 52.5.3 ESR crash. Restoring the last mirror helped temporarily, but with the reinstall of Firefox, the registry corrupted again and affected the Recycle bin. So, I ran JetClean repeatedly until suddenly everything was back to normal.

Caveat: Use a registry cleaner only if you have good mirror backups and keep no data on the boot drive. Macrium has saved my skin on numerous occasions.


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11 Feb 2018   #12
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ah, yeah registry cleaners can do some serious damage.
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03 Apr 2018   #13
Magpeye

windows 10 64 bit
 
 
I have the same issue

I don't mean to start this up again, but I am having the exact same issue and it happened after I uninstalled JetClean. I know that you fixed it, I am still just confused on how? If jetclean caused my issue. Thanks, Guys!
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03 Apr 2018   #14
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Magpeye, and welcome to Seven Forums. :)

You could try the same tutorials linked in the previous posts to see if they may be able to help you was well.
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03 Apr 2018   #15
Magpeye

windows 10 64 bit
 
 
Thank You!

I had thought I had done all of them, but I hadn't done the "How to Fix the Recycle Bin Icon Not Refreshing When Emptied." Because I thought that was not my issue exactly, but I did that and it fixed my problem I feel like a noob, thank you so much for the help. :):)
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03 Apr 2018   #16
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome. I'm glad you got it fixed.
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4 Weeks Ago   #17
Insolentius

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I had the exact same problem as the OP (blank icon, no 'empty recycle bin' command & broken properties), and after spending more than an hour seeking a solution, I finally found it here (look for Elvandil's post) - Solved: Need to restore recycle bin on desktop | Tech Support Guy .

What initially led to this problem is that I let MalwareBytes remove everything related to JetClean (it recognized JetClean as a potential problem, and I just went ahead with the removal because I hand't used JetClean in ages anyway). As it turned out, this had the unfortunate effect of completely removing [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\ from the registry.

The fix I linked to above will help you create a .reg file that will restore the Recycle Bin stuff to its default values.
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4 Weeks Ago   #18
ineuw

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Insolentius, Thanks for the solution. I fixed it on Windows 7 but don't remember how. I moved on to Windows 10 and the same thing happened there last week, but an update by Microsoft corrected it. Malwarebytes wants to quarantine every registry cleaner software, with the exception of Ccleaner and Bleachbit. I never had any difficulty with any one of them but in MB I created JetClean exceptions.
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16 Hours Ago   #19
MADDOGU4

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

SOLVED: Window 7 "blank RECYCLE BIN ICON, no 'empty recycle bin' command & broken properties"


I had the exact same problem with my recycle bin as mentioned above (blank icon, no 'empty recycle bin' command & broken properties), and after spending more than an hour seeking a solution, I also used (look for Elvandil's post) - Solved: Need to restore recycle bin on desktop | Tech Support Guy .

What also initially led to this problem on my computer is that I let MalwareBytes remove everything related to JetClean (it recognized JetClean and its old folders in the APP DATA folders as a potential problems, and I just went ahead with the removal because I hadn't used JetClean in ages anyway). As mentioned above, it turned out, this had the unfortunate effect of completely removing [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\ from the registry.


So, I followed the instructions from the link, pasted the rb.reg file into my registry, then rebooted my computer and it fixed the recycle bin problem. All other remedies failed to solve the problem!
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