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Vista Query

CJ
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Registered: 18-11-2011

Vista Query

I must have been on auto-pilot when I clicked on the 'yes' button to delete my recycle bin (I didn't want to delete it, just empty it).
I've restored it via personalise - change desktop icons, but now it won't refresh from full to empty and vice versa.
I've tried 'restore defaults' to no avail.
I'd be grateful for any suggestions as to a solution.
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Re: Vista Query

This is something I've also experienced with W7 (but not from deleting and restoring the recycle bin).
So far a reboot has been the only way to solve it

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Re: Vista Query

System Restore?
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CJ
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Re: Vista Query

Hi,
Thank you both for taking the time to reply.
I was trying to avoid a system restore, but did find another solution after much searching for one. As it seems to be a common problem I'll post it here in case it's of assistance to anybody else, but please be aware that I'm not a particularly technical type and I'm just repeating what somebody else had suggested. All I can say is that it worked for me.  
Basically, changing the full and empty recycle bin icons to the opposite of what they should be (full becomes empty and empty full), clicking OK, then changing them back to what they should be has done the trick. I have no idea why this worked but the person offering this as a solution mentioned something about correction of a registry error.