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Windows 7: Recycle bin changes behaviour

19 May 2011   #1

Windows7 64-bit
Recycle bin changes behaviour

Hi guys,

last few minutes I started experiencing something weird. When I drag something to the recycle bin it doesn't "drop" the file inside. Instead it immediatly asks if i want to delete the file permanently. I searched all over the net and forums and found no similar topic.

Don't know if this could be related but a few minutes earlier I experienced a "Explorer.exe stopped working". Windows recovered by itself.

Any clues?

Much appreciated

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19 May 2011   #2
James Colbert


Hi Codename47. Welcome.

Have you tried restating your system? Also, have you checked to see if your Recycle Bin is full?

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19 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Check your Recycle Bin properties

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19 May 2011   #4

Windows7 64-bit

Hi guys, thanks for the response. I did try restarting it. Didn't solve it. I also checked the properties of it and that's not it either.
However there is a new symptom. After I restarted it I got a pop-up message saying "The Recycle Bin for the drive C: is corrupted. Do you want to empty the recycle bin for this drive?" What do I do? How am I suposed to empty it when there is nothing inside? Is this a virus? I just ran BitDefender and after an hour it deleted 3 infected files.

The problem still occurs though.

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19 May 2011   #5

Windows7 64-bit

Hi guys. I just solved it ( it seems)
I ran CMD.exe as admin and typed the following code "rd /s /q C:\$Recycle.bin"
Seems to have solved it so far.

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

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19 May 2011   #6
James Colbert


Thanks for getting back to us with your solution. . It helps others who are searching (googling) for answers to the same issue. +1.

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