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Windows 7: Recycle Bin is corrupt?

13 Jan 2009   #1
guice

Windows 7
 
 
Recycle Bin is corrupt?

Every time I try to access my D:\ in any fashion, Windows 7 keeps telling me my Recycle Bin on my D:\ is corrupt and would it like me to fix it. I hit yes, but it still keeps prompting me.

Now the kicker: I don't use Recycle Bin. This is my alternate drive which I use on XP and now Windows 7. I have Recycle Bin setup to immediately delete. There is no Recycle Bin on D:\.

Has anybody else experienced this? I don't see any posts on the forums. A search on "Recycle bin" came up with 4 unrelated posts.

I don't know if this happens on my normal C:\ for XP as it Windows 7 doesn't mount it (but that's a different discussion).


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13 Jan 2009   #2
Mike

Seven 7000 64-Bit
 
 

It's probably because you have Recycle Bin set to delete or something. Really I've never heard of anything like this.
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13 Jan 2009   #3
guice

Windows 7
 
 

A clarification: it actually only happens when ever I do a properties on D:\, delete files or go into the Recycle Bin itself.

I do, however, set to delete immediately for both drives.
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13 Jan 2009   #4
Emcee

7 Professional x64 - SP1
 
 

Is there any way to change the settings so it doesn't delete immediately? See if it's directly related to that?
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13 Jan 2009   #5
guice

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Emcee View Post
Is there any way to change the settings so it doesn't delete immediately? See if it's directly related to that?
Tried it; still errors. I even ran a disk check; still errors.
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13 Jan 2009   #6
Mike

Seven 7000 64-Bit
 
 

And the problem happens in Both XP and 7? Or just 7?
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13 Jan 2009   #7
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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

siw2
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13 Jan 2009   #8
guice

Windows 7
 
 

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

siw2
Excellent, that did it! thanks.
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13 Jan 2009   #9
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi guice,

Glad it worked for you

SIW2
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31 May 2009   #10
w1ndex

Windows 7 RC 1 Build 7100 x64
 
 

Thanks! I was having this same problem.
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