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Windows 7: Recycle Bin is corrupt?

31 May 2009   #11

Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate 64bit

whenever I have this problem, or want to delete items that didn't get deleted, even though the bin says empty, I use 7zip and navigate to the bin, also after upgrading or re-imaging your OS, using the existing partitions, you'll have mutiple folders like this in your bin.
I just delete all the folders in the bins and they get instantly rebuilt, no harm done.
7zip's GUI is a powerful browser, open C:\Windows\Downloaded Program Files\ and you see goodies that are not there in Windows explorer.

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31 May 2009   #12

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium

That is your user SID in the registry relating to your user account.

You do not want to delete that entry
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23 Aug 2009   #13

Windows 7 RC 7100 Build

This has been happening to me like crazy. I've done 5 installs of RC on 2 different PCs. I've had so much trouble with this thing its nuts. I'd give up but I'm using it for Media Center and dont have a copy of Vista (thank god). I've done the command prompt stuff and it works. but when I restart the PC after fixing it, its right back. I just ended up reformatting since something in 7 was making my network go nuts. It fixed it, well then that install had some crazy problem of not letting me into Media Center without an error forcing me to close (my C drive had become inaccessable to me also WTF?) I just reformatted again this morning and after a few updates and installs its now doing it again. Is 7 not as good as I thought it would be? I know im using the RC but I hope they fix all of this when it finally comes out.
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23 Dec 2009   #14

Windows 7 Professional X64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Hi guice,

There is a hidden recycle bin folder for every drive.

You can delete the corrupted one by typing the following into an elevated command prompt

rd /s /q D:\$Recycle.bin

Where D is the letter of the drive you want to delete it from

See: Recycle Bin Corrupted - Cannot Delete File or Folder - Vista Forums

Hope it helps

That little trick would seem to have solved my problems as well. Thanks!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jan 2010   #15

windows 7

Ive tried this but I get Access is denied I am running as admin so I dont know whats wrong
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02 Jan 2010   #16

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

Try turning off UAC - see if that helps.

Turn it back on after.
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03 Jan 2010   #17

windows 7

for whatever reason that worked thanks alot no more annoying popup when 7 boots1 more issue with drivers and im good
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03 Jan 2010   #18

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

You're welcome - glad it worked for you.
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02 Dec 2010   #19

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Had the same problem after turning the UAC off. The problem seems to have stop after turning UAC back on and restarting the PC.

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30 Dec 2010   #20

Windows 10 Pro x64

Sorry to bring a bit of an old thread back to life but it was the first one i come across after a search.

Anyway i am getting this a lot with my E: drive which is my secondary. Usually on startup. I also always have UAC turned off (Have done since i started using Win 7 months ago). Is there a solution for this as it is starting to get on my nerves. I have tried everything in this thread up to now with limited results...
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