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My recycle bin icon won't refresh automatically.

  1. #21


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Quote Originally Posted by medab1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Glad you got it working!
    That registry discovery is a good one.

    Sorry for the dll. I could't attach it.
    It was just an example to point out that it works. Wasn't complete (just recycle bin). You'll need a better one with all your needed icons.
    Or do it with the registry since you got that working.

    To attach unattachable files, put them in a folder & ZIP it.
    The ZIP file SHOULD be attachable.
    I did.

    But it's maybe because this is a tutorial and we are not allowed to post attachments, be it zip.

    This is normal.
    When needed, we need to start a new thread in customization section for this kind of things.


    EDIT: oops! this is a thread in customization (I'm drunk or what?).
    Last edited by Hopachi; 31 Dec 2012 at 13:06.

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  2. #22


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by medab1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Glad you got it working!
    That registry discovery is a good one.

    Sorry for the dll. I could't attach it.
    It was just an example to point out that it works. Wasn't complete (just recycle bin). You'll need a better one with all your needed icons.
    Or do it with the registry since you got that working.

    To attach unattachable files, put them in a folder & ZIP it.
    The ZIP file SHOULD be attachable.
    I did.

    But it's maybe because this is a tutorial and we are not allowed to post attachments, be it zip.

    This is normal.
    When needed, we need to start a new thread in customization section for this kind of things.
    That's why I provided my email address.....................
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  3. #23


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by medab1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Great news.

    Thank you & all who took the time to help me.


    You could make a tutorial to add to the tutorials section.
    In my searches I found LOTS of people with the same problem.
    We already have one. It's what I posted above at the link below.

    My recycle bin icon won't refresh automatically.
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  4. #24


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by medab1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Glad you got it working!
    That registry discovery is a good one.

    Sorry for the dll. I could't attach it.
    It was just an example to point out that it works. Wasn't complete (just recycle bin). You'll need a better one with all your needed icons.
    Or do it with the registry since you got that working.

    To attach unattachable files, put them in a folder & ZIP it.
    The ZIP file SHOULD be attachable.
    I did.

    But it's maybe because this is a tutorial and we are not allowed to post attachments, be it zip.

    This is normal.
    When needed, we need to start a new thread in customization section for this kind of things.
    You should be able to upload and attach a ZIP file as long as it's not over 8 MB.

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  5. #25


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    OK sorry for the confusion.

    Here is the dll in zip attachment.
    You don't need to place it in system32 you can put it anywhere.

    Remember that it's a 64bit one and will work on 64bit Windows but you got that in your specs mentioned.

    I've improved the icons + added a few others.

    Click image for larger version

    256px sized for Win8.

    Cheers
    Hopachi
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  6. #26


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post



    Click image for larger version

    256px sized for Win8.

    Cheers
    Hopachi

    Thank you very much.

    Looks like a nice icon resource file.


    I will try them out.
    In my research, I found that icon resource files should have the same attributes as the one you are replacing.

    All the different sizes & color depth. & whatever.
    When I can afford a program like Microangelo or something I'll buy it.
    I like working with images.
    EDIT-----------------


    I tried them out by dropping the dll into system32 & the change icon window:

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    Last edited by David Bailey; 01 Jan 2013 at 04:01.
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  7. #27


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    You're welcome.

    Glad too see they work.
    I created them with GIMP, very good and free program.

    The icons are the same size as original (256x256) so you can zoom in (Ctrl + scroll) on desktop just like the original ones.

    I've learned from Vista icons and I've seen the 7/8 ones too:
    As you see in my screenshot above you need 4bit, 8bit and 32bit colors.

    All is good.

    Cheers
    Hopachi
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  8. #28


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    You're welcome.

    Glad too see they work.
    I created them with GIMP, very good and free program.

    The icons are the same size as original (256x256) so you can zoom in (Ctrl + scroll) on desktop just like the original ones.

    I've learned from Vista icons and I've seen the 7/8 ones too:
    As you see in my screenshot above you need 4bit, 8bit and 32bit colors.

    All is good.

    Cheers
    Hopachi

    Hello,
    After studying it a bit I made a new folder & pasted in a bunch of icons.
    It worked with changing icons.
    So simple.No need for a DLL file at all.
    See Picture--

    http://i50.tinypic.com/2m428nr.png
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  9. #29


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by medab1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    You're welcome.

    Glad too see they work.
    I created them with GIMP, very good and free program.

    The icons are the same size as original (256x256) so you can zoom in (Ctrl + scroll) on desktop just like the original ones.

    I've learned from Vista icons and I've seen the 7/8 ones too:
    As you see in my screenshot above you need 4bit, 8bit and 32bit colors.

    All is good.

    Cheers
    Hopachi

    Hello,
    After studying it a bit I made a new folder & pasted in a bunch of icons.
    It worked with changing icons.
    So simple.No need for a DLL file at all.
    See Picture--

    http://i50.tinypic.com/2m428nr.png
    Yes, because you've already modified your registry. I've tested that as well and by default only the dll option refreshes.

    You can write with normal letters though. I can see pretty well and I don't use glasses . Just sunglasses.
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  10. #30


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    My eye sight is poor.
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