Corrupted recycle bin


  1. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #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. Posts : 5,442
    windows 10 Pro ver 21H2 build 19044.1348
       #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.
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 26,395
    Win11 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       #3

    If you have 7Zip you can also just delete the recycle bin, reboot, and windows will create a new on for that drive:
    Corrupted recycle bin-image-002.png
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  4. Posts : 61,886
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #4

    Hello David, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

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


 

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