1.    03 Jan 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    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.    03 Jan 2016 #2
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 4,892
    windows 10 Home threshold2

    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.    03 Jan 2016 #3
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 18,082
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu

    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.    03 Jan 2016 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,807
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Hello David, and welcome to Ten Forums.

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