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  1. GARoss's Avatar
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       06 Feb 2016 #1

    Changed recycle bin icons but empty / full doesn't work


    I liked the recycle bin icons used in Windows 8 better than Windows 10, so I changed them successfully to the Win 8 version. But, the new icons do not change to reflect full / empty even though both have been changed. The standard Win 10 recycle bin icons do work okay when I returned to defaults.

    Any ideas why the new ones don't change as they should?
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  2.    06 Feb 2016 #2

    I think refreshing the desktop will help out.
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  3. Cliff S's Avatar
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       06 Feb 2016 #3

    GARoss said: View Post
    I liked the recycle bin icons used in Windows 8 better than Windows 10, so I changed them successfully to the Win 8 version. But, the new icons do not change to reflect full / empty even though both have been changed. The standard Win 10 recycle bin icons do work okay when I returned to defaults.

    Any ideas why the new ones don't change as they should?
    They're not refreshing. Here is a tutorial at Seven Forums: Recycle Bin - Fix For Custom Icons Not Refreshing - Windows 7 Help Forums @Brink could tell you if this is still current for Windows 10 also.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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       06 Feb 2016 #4

    Cliff S said: View Post
    They're not refreshing. Here is a tutorial at Seven Forums: Recycle Bin - Fix For Custom Icons Not Refreshing - Windows 7 Help Forums @Brink could tell you if this is still current for Windows 10 also.
    Hello @Cliff S,

    Yep, it'll still work in Windows 10. :)
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  5. Cliff S's Avatar
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       06 Feb 2016 #5

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello @Cliff S,

    Yep, it'll still work in Windows 10. :)
    I just tested it Shawn as you posted, it sure does, and for the recycle bin on the taskbar toolbar it works too:)
    I have the reg key favorited in RegEdit now, for when I change themes(different theme/different bin)
    For the OP:
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    Your custom icon will have a different folder though.

    To save the keys position:
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  6. GARoss's Avatar
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       06 Feb 2016 #6

    Windows 10 Administrators & Pro Users are the best! Where else could a hapless Windows user like me get immediate help that is right on the money!

    As my .ico file was located in my Pictures folder I just needed to add a ,0 to each of the three lines, then did a Desktop refresh & done!

    Thank you all very much!
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  7. Cliff S's Avatar
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       06 Feb 2016 #7

    GARoss said: View Post
    Windows 10 Administrators & Pro Users are the best! Where else could a hapless Windows user like me get immediate help that is right on the money!

    As my .ico file was located in my Pictures folder I just needed to add a ,0 to each of the three lines, then did a Desktop refresh & done!

    Thank you all very much!
    Remember favorite the key for when you change icons again. This is also useful for other keys you might change off & on.
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  8. GARoss's Avatar
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       06 Feb 2016 #8

    Cliff S said: View Post
    Remember favorite the key for when you change icons again. This is also useful for other keys you might change off & on.
    I selected Full, then Favorites as you indicated & Favorite name: DefaultIcon was listed under Add to Favorites. Is this correct as DefaultIcon is listed for empty & (Default) as well?
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  9. Cliff S's Avatar
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       06 Feb 2016 #9

    GARoss said: View Post
    I selected Full, then Favorites as you indicated & Favorite name: DefaultIcon was listed under Add to Favorites. Is this correct as DefaultIcon is listed for empty & (Default) as well?
    It just brings you to the key, from there you have the sub-keys.
    RegEdit closed up
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    After clicking DefaultIcon favorite
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    From there you can change the sub-keys(the actual settings)
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  10. GARoss's Avatar
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       06 Feb 2016 #10

    Cliff S said: View Post
    It just brings you to the key, from there you have the sub-keys.
    RegEdit closed up
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    After clicking DefaultIcon favorite
    Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	62773

    From there you can change the sub-keys(the actual settings)
    I understand now. Thanks!
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