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Windows 7: broken recycle bin icon - 7077 build

23 Apr 2009   #1

broken recycle bin icon - 7077 build

Whenever I delete the recycle bin, the "full" trash icon never goes back to "empty." If I restart it will come back as empty. But once it fills up again, it does the same thing. Only a restart makes it empty. Tried turning the icon on and off, didn't help.

At first I thought - who cares, RC is around the corner. But now it's become one of those dumb little things that bugs the hell out of me. Any ideas?


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23 Apr 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64

Are you using custom icons on the recycle bin? If so then I have no solution other then using the default one, if you are using the default one then there is a tutorial on how to restore it here, Recycle Bin - Vista Forums
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23 Apr 2009   #3


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AdamLambertHair View Post
Any ideas?
Hi Adam,

Usually just right-clicking the desktop and selecting Refresh solves any recycle-bin icon issues

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23 Apr 2009   #4

Dual boot WindowsXP/Windows 7
May work...

Right click anywhere on the desktop


Upper left corner - select Change desktop icons

select Restore Default

Haven't had the problem so I'm not sure if it works but it might be worth a try...
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24 Apr 2009   #5


Ha - ok this is a first. Since my OP, the problem is the exact opposite. I put something in the trash now and the can stays empty. It's not a custom icon, just the regular one.

I tried everything suggested here with no success but thanks for the responses.

Only thing I can think of - after a 7 clean install the empty/full was normal. I've had 7077 since it was leaked, I've loaded and deleted a lot of programs, so something probably happened in the middle of that. Don't know what would cause the trash icon to only halfway work, or if it started at the time I first noticed it. So I did the oldest system restore point and STILL have the problem. (For some weird reason I prefer an always empty can to an always full one.)

Who knows.
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24 Apr 2009   #6

windows7 7100 x64

i had this problem with custom icons and posted about it on here and it seems there is no fix for it as of 7077 not installed 7100 yet so maybe they fixed it(i hope so).
using the default icons and i get no problems but if you are getting problems brink posted a fix for it here-
problems changing icons
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24 Apr 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64

I hope so too, I have no problems with custom icons on Vista so I don't why I should on 7.
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24 Apr 2009   #8
Orbital Shark


Try the latest post on here problems changing icons

Just a thought, as it involves a registry edit :)
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17 May 2009   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (clean install 8/05/2015)
Pin Recycle Bin to Taskbar

If you are still having some Recycle Bin problems try this Recycle Bin - Pin to Taskbar Tutorial.
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