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    Can't change recycle bin icon (XP Pro)

    My desktop recycle bin icon is a yellow folder icon.

    I use Norton Systemworks 2004.

    I'd like to make the icon look different, or even restore the default "look." When I do this by going to control panel, display, desktop, customize desktop and attempt to change the icon or restore the default "look" it won't change.

    Ideas?

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    Re: Can't change recycle bin icon (XP Pro)

    You can probably fix this with the "Repair Icons" feature of TweakUI

    StuartR

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    Re: Can't change recycle bin icon (XP Pro)

    Good idea but it didn't work, alas.

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    Re: Can't change recycle bin icon (XP Pro)

    A.There are two icons for the Recycle bin, an empty and a full. To change them use the following

    Start the registry editor (regedit.exe)
    Move to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}DefaultIcon
    To change the empty icon double click on Empty, to change the full icon double click on Full.
    Set it to the icon required, Example "C:Prog FilesPlusThemesJohn.ico,0". The 0 shows it is icon 1 in the file
    Exit the registry editor

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    Re: Can't change recycle bin icon (XP Pro)

    Hey Cowboy,
    I looked and then did a search for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}DefaultIcon and didn't find it.

    I suspect that could be part of my problem. Any idea of how to get this back?

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    Re: Can't change recycle bin icon (XP Pro)

    If ya have access to another computer running WinXP, mayba you could export a copy to a floppy and then import it to your machine. All you have to do is double click on it once you have it on your Desktop and it will merge itself into your registry and then reboot. Now I'm not sure if that will take care of the problem because you may be missing some other stuff too, but it's worth a try. You could also do a repair install as a last resort. I'm sorry I can't be of any more help cause I have never had a problem changing that Icon in Display Properties.

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    Re: Can't change recycle bin icon (XP Pro)

    Copy the following and save it as text file with .REG extension (registry file). Double-click this file (merge the entries). It will create your Defaulticon key.

    ---------------- Start to copy below ------------------------

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}DefaultIcon]
    @=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00 ,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,
    00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00 ,32,00,5c,00,73,00,68,00,
    65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c ,00,2c,00,33,00,31,00,00,
    00
    "Empty"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00 ,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,
    00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00 ,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,00,
    68,00,65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c ,00,6c,00,2c,00,33,00,31,
    00,00,00
    "Full"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00, 6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,
    00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00 ,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,00,
    68,00,65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c ,00,6c,00,2c,00,33,00,32,
    00,00,00

    ------------------------- End copying ---------------------------------

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