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Windows 7: Recycle Bin - bug - cannot empty

12 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bits
Recycle Bin - bug - cannot empty

Hello sevenf communauty,
i'm posting my first post here, i have a small bug with my recycle bin i cannot empty it and there is an error on the .ico (it looks like if there is nothing in, in fact there is few files...

I cannnot empty my reclycle bin.

Empty Trash doesn't work

Missing empty trash onglet and the icons is not correct (empty)

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance,


My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jan 2013   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Flav,

Are you not able to actually empty (permanently delete files) the Recycle Bin, or is this just an issue with it's icon?

If you are unable to delete the files in Recycle Bin, then the tutorial below may be able to help with that.

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

For the icon not refreshing issue, the tutorial below may be able to help with that.

Recycle Bin - Vista Forums

Hope this helps, :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64bits

Hello Brink,

Thanks for the answer, i tried both links, the first clean by hands the $Recycle.bin files but i still without "empty recycle bin" context menu, and inside the explorer the button does'nt work, this is weird. I have also an error alert when i right-clik > property : Properties for this element aren't available.

Still searching for a solution of this issue
My System SpecsSystem Spec

12 Jan 2013   #4

Windows 10x64 Build 1709

Have you ran an sfc/scannow? Might help.....

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jan 2013   #5

64-bit Windows 10 Pro


You might consider doing a system restore using a restore point (if available) dated before this happened to hopefully fix it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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