Most users didn’t like the Recycle Bin icon in the new Windows 10, if you’re one of those and want to change it to the one looks like in Windows 8 or Windows 7, here is what you’ve to do and you should be using a dual boot or triple boot system with any one of those Windows versions installed.

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Change Recycle Bin Icon in Windows 10

1. Right click on the desktop, select Personalize > click on ‘Change desktop icons’,

Windows 10 desktop icon settings

Windows 10 Recycle Bin icon

2. Select ‘Recycle Bin(full)’ and click ‘Change Icon’, click ‘Browse’ and navigate to Windows 8 installed drive, Windows > System 32 and select imgres.dll and click open, find and select ‘Recycle Bin (full)’ icon and click  ‘OK’.

Change Recycle Bin icon

3. Similarly, select ‘Recycle Bin (empty)’ icon in Windows 10 and follow the same procedure to change it.

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Restoring the trash icon to default is as easy as selecting it in the desktop icon settings and hitting on ‘Restore Default’ button’.


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