Recycle bin association

  1. mopar3's Avatar
    Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit

    Recycle bin association

    When I click the Recycle Bin icon on the Desk Top I get a window saying -

    "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a
    program or, if one is already installed create an association in the Default Programs control

    This problem started recently.

    I’ve searched all over Microsoft’s web site, no help at all.
    I’ve searched the on board Help on my computer.
    I’ve search the Net. with no help.
    I’ve tried doing what it says in the Default Programs control panel. I no help.

    Any help would be great.

    Thanks, mopar
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  2. bro67's Avatar
    Posts : 8,409
    Mac OS Catalina

    Did you make any changes or install any security software? If no multiple drives, you should only have one drive under it. Since there is no program associated with the icon in File Explorer, run this. See if the Registry fix in this will solve the problem.

    There is also this fix:
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    Recycle bin stops working, warning me with “Corrupted” error, help!

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    Step 1: Fix & repair corrupted Windows 10 recycle bin

    Here are some fixes that you can try to repair corrupted recycle bin in Windows 10/8.1/8/7:
    Method 1. Run CMD to fix corrupted Windows 10 recycle bin

    1. 1. Go to Start > Click All Programs > Accessories;
    2. 2. Right-click Command Prompt > Select “run cmd as administrator”.
    3. 3. Type: rd /s /q C:\$Recycle.bin and hit Enter.
    4. 4. Reboot computer and then you can reuse the Recycle Bin again.

    If this doesn’t work, open cmd window again and type: sfc / scannow > Enter. System File Checker will check and fix the problem for you.
    Method 2. Delete all permissions, corrupted recycle bin and reinstall recycle bin in Windows
    1. Delete all permissions and corrupted recycle bin

    • Go to Control Panel > Tab File Explorer > Click View;
    • Uncheck or unhide system protected operating files > Go to open each drive and you'll see the Recycle.bin folder and permissions with an additional recycle.bin;
    • Delete all the permissions, all the recycle.bin(s) on each drive and then Restart Windows.

    2. Reinstall recycle bin in Windows 10/8/7

    • Right-click on Desktop > Select Personalize;
    • Click on Themes > Click Desktop Icon settings under Related Settings;
    • Check Recycle Bin > Click Apply.
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  3. mopar3's Avatar
    Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
    Thread Starter

    bro67, thanks for your help, however I have tried most of your suggestions.
    However, my problem is resolved. Several years ago I started a book that I call "Book Of Useless Knowledge" sure enough their was the answer, very simple.
    All you need to do is make a new Icon on the desk top. Works good now.

    Thanks very much for your help bro67.

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