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  1.    06 Feb 2017 #1

    bothersome recycle bin error message in external HDD -how to fix?


    iam seeing a popup everytime I turn on pc.."recycle bin in external drive is corrupt. prompts me to empty it or not..why is it showing like that and how to fix it

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  2.    06 Feb 2017 #2
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    Hello Pathfinder,

    You might see if using Method One in the tutorial below to delete the $Recycle.bin for the H: drive may help.

    Recycle Bin Corrupted - Cannot Delete File or Folder
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  3.    06 Feb 2017 #3

    I did cmd but it said access denied hmm
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  4.    06 Feb 2017 #4
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    Just to verify, did you run the command in an elevated command prompt?

    Elevated Command Prompt - Open in Windows 10
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  5.    06 Feb 2017 #5

    I did and it said cannot find the file specified
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  6.    06 Feb 2017 #6
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    Is the external HD being plugged into the same usb port every time? And, is the external HD, if being plugged into the same usb port every time, assigned a drive letter?
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  7.    06 Feb 2017 #7

    see? this is my configuration I use daily

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  8.    06 Feb 2017 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
    Is the external HD being plugged into the same usb port every time? And, is the external HD, if being plugged into the same usb port every time, assigned a drive letter?
    I still need to know this -- to help hunt down what is causing the Recycle Bin problem.
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  9.    06 Feb 2017 #9

    DOH. yes, its plugged in same port and has the drive letter assigned as (H)
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  10.    06 Feb 2017 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pathfinder View Post
    I did and it said cannot find the file specified
    Just to verify, did you use the command below:

    RD /S /Q H:\$Recycle.bin

    If so, then the message indicates that the "H:\$Recycle.bin" file has already been deleted.

    Do you still get the error message from the 1st post now?
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