[Samba] recycle bin (set) icon

Nick Couchman nick.e.couchman at gmail.com
Wed Nov 3 20:28:50 UTC 2021

On Wed, Nov 3, 2021 at 4:17 PM Rowland Penny via samba <
samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> On Wed, 2021-11-03 at 21:10 +0100, Pol Hallen via samba wrote:
> > Howdy folks :-)
> >
> > I don't understand (similarly QNAP) how set the icon on samba
> > recycle
> > bin folder
> >
> > from win client, when I see a shared folder on QNAP, the recycle bin
> > has
> > the icon of trash (same the local recycle bin)
> >
> > is it possible set also on samba recycle bin?
> >
> > thanks
> Sorry, but that would be a question for your OS, Samba just provides
> the recycle bin facility, it doesn't provide any GUI's.
> Rowland
I suspect that it has something to do with a desktop.ini file that
QNAP/Synology/etc. put within that folder that queues Windows to display a
certain icon. See:


So, desktop.ini needs to be marked as a system file within the shared
folder, and then have the correct options put in it to make it a recycle
folder. I suspect if you look closely enough on the QNAP/Synology device
you'll see the desktop.ini file.


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