recycle bin icon

how do you change the icon for the recycle bin?  I tried doing to its "properties" but the option for changing it is not there.  
jynxAsked:
Who is Participating?
 
nappConnect With a Mentor Commented:
There are two... one for the empty recycle bin, the other one for the full one.

The location of the icons is stored in the followin registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\DefaultIcon

There are two settings called "full" and "empty". Both settings has the form "location, number", where location points to the file the icon is stored in (e.g. c:\win95\system\shell32.dll), and number denotes the number of the actual .
0
 
jynxAuthor Commented:
To napp,
  you showed me Where it is located, but How do you do it?  I have icons ready to replace it but I don't know how.
0
 
nappCommented:
Ok, just start the registry editor by selecting start|run, enter regedit and click on OK.

On the left side of the view, double-click on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, then on SOFTWARE, Classes, CLSID, {645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}, DefaultIcon.

On the right side you see three entries named (standard), empty and full.

Double-click on empty, and type in the value. If you have an *.ico file, you enter just the name of the file. If the Icon is inside an *.exe od *.dll file, you need to specify which one you ant to have; the first one being 0, the second 1 and so on.

Click on OK, and exit regedit.

You may have to refresh the icons by deleting something and emptying the bin afterwards to see the effect.


Be careful: regedit is a mighty tool, misuse can kill your windows.


0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.