Windows 10: Corrupted recycle bin on MyBook

  1.    12 Jun 2017 #1

    Corrupted recycle bin on MyBook

    Helping my brother remotely. He gets the "The Recycle Bin on E:\ is corrupted. Do you want to empty the Recycle Bin for this Drive?"

    I remoted in, launched a CMD prompt as admin, and typed, rd /s /q G:\$Recycle.bin - then ran chkdsk E: /f - but after restarting, he says the error is back.

    Again I remoted in, launched a CMD prompt as admin, and typed, sfc /scannow - which reported no errors.

    Any thoughts about useful next steps - I'd sure be grateful for your wisdom and thoughts.

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  2.    13 Jun 2017 #2

    Run Check Disk with the /R switch on the E: drive (ie) E:\>chkdsk /r and press enter. Then type a Y to unmount the drive. This will go thru 5 stages and take a while.
    The Hidden Recycle Bin may be residing on a couple of bad sectors, Check Disk /R will check for that.
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  3. bro67's Avatar
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    Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.5
       13 Jun 2017 #3

    The MyBooks are notorious for having issues. You may also want to check to see if the drive is going bad.
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