Recycle bin icon not filling/emptying when recycle bin is full/emp

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by This is so annoying....., Jul 8, 2007.

  1. When I had Windows XP, the recycle bin icon would show a full bin when there
    was something in the recycle bin and show an empty bin when the recycle bin
    was empty. I upgraded to Windows Vista Ultimate and the icon doesn't act the
    same way any more - it only changes its state after I restart my computer. Is
    there any way to fix this and make it change whenever the state is really
    changed or do I have to live with the restart thing?
    This is so annoying....., Jul 8, 2007
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  2. This is so annoying.....

    Donaldo Guest

    HERE IS THE FIX FOR THIS PROBLEM: right click on desktop, got to
    Donaldo, Jul 9, 2007
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  3. i tried that - it switched the recycle bin to empty (which it should've been
    in the first place) but then i put something in it and it still showed empty.
    Any more tips?
    This is so annoying....., Jul 9, 2007
  4. This is so annoying.....

    Lee Chapelle Guest

    Rt-click the Desktop->Personalize->Tasks-> try changing the icons for empty
    and full recycle bin then change them back (Restore Default)
    Lee Chapelle, Jul 9, 2007
  5. Well, it works when I empty the recycle bin - it changes from full to empty.
    But when I put something in the recycle bin, it still doesn't change. Any
    more tips?
    This is so annoying....., Jul 9, 2007
  6. A couple of weeks ago I had the exact same problem in my Vista Premium.
    I had to find a system restore point until the recycle bin worked again
    Beats me what caused this problem in the first place. Perhaps someone
    else can shed some light on this.

    I hope that my method may work for you as well.

    Marco Desloovere, Jul 9, 2007
  7. I'd rather not use that method - not to mention I just reinstalled vista.
    Thanks anyway. Anything else from anyone?
    This is so annoying....., Jul 9, 2007
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