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Windows 7: Constant (corrupt recycle bin(s))!

13 Sep 2009   #1

7 RTM 64 bit
 
 
Constant (corrupt recycle bin(s))!

Hi Guys,

After installing both the RC and RTM versions of Windows 7 Ultimate 64 I have experiened a recycle bin error message stating it;s corrupt.

Upon further investigation I can see other have experienced a similar problem and I have used the following batch code to delete the corrupted Recycle bin.
rd /s /q E:\$Recycle.bin (I have 6 different lines to reflect each of my drive letters).

The bat file does resolve the error for a short time but it always comes back after a reboot. I was just wondering if there is a permanent fix for this to prevent me having to click on 6 error message when trying to delete a file.

Any suggestions will be appreciated

Kind Regards
Tylor


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13 Sep 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Have you tried creating a new user account to see if it also has recycle bin problems?
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13 Sep 2009   #3

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Try system file checker (sfc /scannow) to repair system files

Ken
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13 Sep 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Tylor,

You might check to make sure that you are deleting the $RECYCLE.BIN folder on all hards to see if that may help.

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

If not, then create a new administrator account, as kegobeer posted above, to see if works properly in it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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13 Sep 2009   #5

7 RTM 64 bit
 
 

Hi guys thanks for the replies..

I can confirm that the bat script does indeed delete the recylce bin's across the drives. The unfortunate thing it that the problem comes back pretty quickly.

I could try the new admin account, I would just be nervous about having to copy all of my user settings and configuration over to the new account.

Have any of you guys experienced the same issue?
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13 Sep 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The new account is just for testing.
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13 Sep 2009   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

If it works in the new account, we'll help show you how to copy over any files and shortcuts from your old account into your new account.
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17 Sep 2009   #8

7 RTM 64 bit
 
 

Hi guys,

I created another Admin account and at a first glance the corrupt recycle bin message doesn not seem to appear.

Is there a way in which I can migrate my old account details seamlessly without causing any issues with (programs,settings,mce extenders) etc?

I obviously don't want to have to reinstall all of the programs again but I am guessing it's also not as simple as copying over the programdata/appdata folders and making some registry changes.

Suggestions are very welcome
Thanks again
Tylor
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17 Sep 2009   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Tylor,

Yes. You can copy the contents of your old user account's C:\User\(user-name) user folders into the corresponding new account's C:\User\(user-name) user folders. If everything checks out ok, then you can delete the old user account from within the new account.
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17 Sep 2009   #10

7 RTM 64 bit
 
 

What about all of the programs that are installed? will these still be usable (appreciate that they are installed on the same C: just thought registry entries may point to a different location)
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