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  1.    06 Feb 2016 #1
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    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
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    I think refreshing the desktop will help out.
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  3.    06 Feb 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by GARoss 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.    06 Feb 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S 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.    06 Feb 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink 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.    06 Feb 2016 #6
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    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.    06 Feb 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by GARoss 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.    06 Feb 2016 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S 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.    06 Feb 2016 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by GARoss 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.    06 Feb 2016 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    It just brings you to the key, from there you have the sub-keys.
    RegEdit closed up
    Click image for larger version. 

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Views:	6 
Size:	1.27 MB 
ID:	62772

    After clicking DefaultIcon favorite
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Screenshot (33).png 
Views:	8 
Size:	1.47 MB 
ID:	62773

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