Windows 10: Corrupted recycle bin Solved

  1.    03 Jan 2016 #1

    Corrupted recycle bin

    When I turn on the computer each day, I get a message "The Recycle Bin on G:\ is corrupted. Do you want to empty the Recycle Bin for this Drive\?" Drive G is where I have my Passport external drive for backup. Any suggestions on how to address and resolve this? Thanks.
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  2. davidhk's Avatar
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    windows 10 Home threshold2
       03 Jan 2016 #2

    Open elevated command prompt ( right click at Start button > click Command prompt (Admin) )
    at the flashing prompt, copy and paste this (please use copy & paste to avoid typo)........................

    rd /s /q G:\$Recycle.bin

    Note : G is in reference to your drive G:

    If the above does not help, please do a system file check.
    Open elevated command prompt > at the flashing prompt, copy/paste this......
    sfc /scannow
    > Enter.
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  3. Cliff S's Avatar
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    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       03 Jan 2016 #3

    If you have 7Zip you can also just delete the recycle bin, reboot, and windows will create a new on for that drive:
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       03 Jan 2016 #4

    Hello David, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    In addition: Recycle Bin Corrupted - Cannot Delete File or Folder
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