A. A. There are two icons for the Recycle bin, an empty and a full. To change them use the following

  1. Start the registry editor (regedit.exe)
  2. Move to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E\}\DefaultIcon
  3. To change the empty icon double click on Empty, to change the full icon double click on Full
  4. Set to the icon required, e.g. "d:\Prog Files\Plus\Themes\John.ico,0". The 0 shows it is icon 1 in the file
  5. Exit the registry editor

You can also change the icons using the Plus tab of Display properties.