Recycle Bin Themes Save

Silly icons for the Windows Recycle Bin

Project README

Windows Recyclebin Themes

Inspired by this Reddit post by u/DARKplayz_

Preview Available Themes

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Patrick Star
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Pop Cat
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Sword Kirby
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French Fries
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Minecraft Chest
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How to change the Recycle Bin icon

Method 1

  1. Download the two icons ending with empty.ico and full.ico
  2. Open the the Settings app and go to Personalization > Themes > Desktop Icon Settings > Change Icon and Apply Icons
  3. Change the icons for Recycle Bin (full) the icon ending with full.ico and Recycle Bin (empty) with empty.ico
  4. Open Registry Editor and go to HKey_Current_User > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Explorer > CLSID > {645FF...} > DefaultIcon
  5. Click on each file (Default, empty, and full) and in the Value Data add a comma and 0 at the end after .ico and hit okay (it will look like .ico,0)


Method 2

  1. Download the RecycleBinThemes.ps1 file
  2. Right click the file > Run with Powershell


  1. Fork the repo
  2. Make directory with the name of your icon theme, inside the themes directory. Make sure to have the following file structure:
├── your-theme-name-empty.ico
├── your-theme-name-full.ico
└── preview.gif  
  1. Add your theme name to the RecycleBinThemes.ps1 file to the $supported_themes array
  2. Create GIF of your theme in action. Make sure you set the your wallpaper to the color #2d7d9a. This is so that all the previews have a similar style.
  3. Send a pull request :)
Open Source Agenda is not affiliated with "Recycle Bin Themes" Project. README Source: sdushantha/recycle-bin-themes