Windows 10: Recycle Bin missing ability to Empty Solved

  1.    29 Oct 2016 #1

    Recycle Bin missing ability to Empty


    Saw a thread on the eight forums that might help me but had some issues with merging...
    Solved Getting back 'Empty Recycle Bin' Context Menu On Recycle Bin

    So apparently a program I uninstalled that had some controls over my Recycle Bin (from IObit, what garbage) has now corrupted my recycle bin so that I can't 'Empty' it. The context menu just shows the entry "empty" just like that, not even capitalized, where the Empty Recycle Bin used to be.

    Also, when you're inside the Recycle Bin, the 'Manage' option on the ribbon is missing. I can empty it via cmd prompt and via CCleaner, but I want the original functionality restored.

    Any ideas?
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  2. Posts : 966
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       30 Oct 2016 #2

    Have you run a system file check ?
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  3.    30 Oct 2016 #3

    Yes I have. I actually ran it again just in case...


    C:\WINDOWS\system32>sfc /scannow

    Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.


    Beginning verification phase of system scan.
    Verification 100% complete.


    Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.
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  4. Posts : 2,281
    10 Home x64 (1703) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       30 Oct 2016 #4

    MastermindJB said: View Post
    Saw a thread on the eight forums that might help me but had some issues with merging...
    Solved Getting back 'Empty Recycle Bin' Context Menu On Recycle Bin
    ....Any ideas?
    I've looked at that thread and compared @Brink's post #8 ...
    Double check the key to see if has the entries below that the .reg file adds.
    Code:
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\shell\empty]
    "MUIVerb"="@shell32.dll,-10564"
    "Description"="@shell32.dll,-31332"
    "CommandStateHandler"="{c9298eef-69dd-4cdd-b153-bdbc38486781}"
    "Icon"="shell32.dll,-254"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\shell\empty\command]
    "DelegateExecute"="{48527bb3-e8de-450b-8910-8c4099cb8624}"
    http://www.eightforums.com/customiza...tml#post340609
    ...with the registry entries for my Win10 Home's (working) Recycle bin. They are the same.
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  5.    30 Oct 2016 #5

    Hmmmm... I'll try merging again. Thank you for looking into that. I'll keep you updated.
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  6.    30 Oct 2016 #6

    Bree said: View Post
    I've looked at that thread and compared @Brink's post #8 ...

    http://www.eightforums.com/customiza...tml#post340609
    ...with the registry entries for my Win10 Home's (working) Recycle bin. They are the same.

    Boom, thank you! I wasn't setting the ownership of the key correctly before trying to merge. Once I got that figured out, it worked perfectly. Sorry for possibly making an un-necessary thread. Had I just read the original thread correctly I could have figured it out haha.
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  7. Posts : 2,281
    10 Home x64 (1703) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       30 Oct 2016 #7

    MastermindJB said: View Post
    Sorry for possibly making an un-necessary thread...
    Hardly unnecessary if this Solved thread helps others to get it right first attempt. Glad to have helped you get it working.
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