Unfortunately that desktop icon showing a full Recycle Bin is a constant reminder that your computer still contains files you threw out, and some people have an instinctive desire to empty it. If you are being bugged by your full Recycle Bin, try this simple solution. Change the icon for the full bin so that it is the same as the empty one.
Right-click the desktop and select Personalize, then in the Control Panel Personalization window click on Change desktop icons. Select the Recycle Bin (full) icon, click Change Icon, select the empty bin icon and click OK. Now you won't be able to see that the Recycle Bin is full so you won't be as tempted to empty it.
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