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Recycle Bin ICON gone AWOL

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by CastleHeart, Jun 5, 2006.

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  1. CastleHeart

    CastleHeart Thread Starter

    May 4, 2002
    Some time back I had some RECYCLE BIN grief when two corrupt files decided never to go away. I've learned to live with it.

    During that same time another strange occurence was secondary - my recycle bin icon never changed. It always stayed full. I attributed it to those two files and since I liked seeing an empty bin icon I went into the registry under:

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E} under default icon and change them all to the empty icon.

    And so slept sleeping beauty - until last week when a glitch cause my xpPC to take a dive. And when it came back, the recycle bin icon is now a folder icon with ...like a .... networking picture on it. (n) I check the registry in this location and found that the default icon settings are still intact. :eek:

    So something else somewhere is causing it to display this new incorrect icon. Probably yet another anomaly that can't be fixed, but if someone has a clue ... I'm all ears !!!

    - Castleheart

    UPDATE: OK... a voice in my head (one of them) told me to try a theme to see if it changed. It did. So then i changed it back to my default which I save long ago and the EMPTY TRASH CAN returned. So far so good. But that means that my PC is setting the decktop recycle bin icon according to a theme somewhere and not the REGISTRY KEY which is default. Any one know where that information is stored so that I can see it and perhaps change it? Penny for your thoughts!
  2. ozrom1e


    May 15, 2006
    I was wondering about some system spec's on your system. One thing that might work and I do not know whether you have it already installed is Service Pack 2, whether you have it installed or not I would suggest either re-installing or installing it. It might just fix the recyclebin.
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