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Windows 7: recycle bin icon broken, confused

20 Feb 2009   #1
garbanzo

7600 x86
 
 
recycle bin icon broken, confused

if it's not one thing, it's another...

my recycle bin has fallen ill, and is constantly displaying the wrong icon. it shows it's full when it's empty, and shows it's empty when it's full. sometimes it displays the right icon, but other times it refuses to cooperate.

i can remove the recycle bin from the desktop, bring it back, and see the right icon, but it usually messes up the next time i 'use' it.

sfc didn't help.

any thoughts?


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20 Feb 2009   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Garbanzo,

This is a refreshing issue with the Recycle Bin icon. This tutorial will help show you how to fix this. It's the same method as from Vista.

Recycle Bin - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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20 Feb 2009   #3
garbanzo

7600 x86
 
 

thanks! i'll give this a try when i get home from work :)
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20 Feb 2009   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Garbanzo. Please keep us informed of your situation. :)
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