2nd January 2014, 04:15 #1
How to change Recycle Bin Full Empty icons
I am looking to replace some of my desktop icons.
All the desktop icons are one icon, however the recycle bin shows either full or empty.
If I download a single icon will it automatically show full/empty as the Vista bin icon does?
I don't understand how this icon works, it appears not to be a single icon.
Ps. Have you come across a good icon site (I know there are many - Google). I know of DeviantArt
2nd January 2014, 06:12 #2
You can change icons from the default icons easily, via Control Panel > Personalization > Change desktop icons.
But if you want to display custom icons for Recycle Bin - Full and Recycle Bin - Empty, I think you will have to modify the imageres.dll file using Resource Hacker - and that's not exactly an easy job! It will not show full/empty automatically. You will have to set different icons.
Apart from DA, IconArchive.com is good, else you can try Bing.com Image Search.
2nd January 2014, 11:45 #3
I think that I will leave the Recycle Bin as it is.
I have just had a look at ...Personalisation - Change Desktop Icons. It looks like I could simply change the 'full' icon to another of my choice, and the 'empty' icon to another of my choice.
Last edited by anon_priv; 2nd January 2014 at 11:51.
3rd January 2014, 10:43 #4
If I change the Recycle Bin icons and find I don't like them, how easy is it to change back to the default icon?
3rd January 2014, 11:19 #5
Changing back to the default items is easy, provided you have not hacked or edited the imageres.dll file.
I for one have always stayed away from changing the Recycle Bin icons.
3rd January 2014, 11:56 #6
If changing back is easy, what is the problem?
Originally Posted by HappyAndyK
3rd January 2014, 16:28 #7
I meant changing them to non-system third-party icons by hacking the icons dll file.