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Windows 7: The Recycle Bin on ... is corrupt.

22 May 2018   #1

Windows 7 Ent 64bit
The Recycle Bin on ... is corrupt.

Hi all,

I am really hoping you can help me as I am so close to ripping my hair out!

I have searched on google and my issue seems to be a little different to others...

I am getting these four errors messages below:
The Recycle Bin on \\SERVER\~ is corrupt. Do you want to empty the recycle bin for this drive?
The Recycle Bin on \\SERVER\My Videos is corrupt. Do you want to empty the recycle bin for this drive?
The Recycle Bin on \\SERVER\My Pictures is corrupt. Do you want to empty the recycle bin for this drive?
The Recycle Bin on \\SERVER\My Music is corrupt. Do you want to empty the recycle bin for this drive?

Following advice from other forum posts, I have been looking to delete the folder $Recycle.bin in all the directories above. so:
\\SERVER\My Videos\$Recycle.bin
\\SERVER\My Pictures\$Recycle.bin
\\SERVER\My Music\$Recycle.bin

However $Recycle.bin in all these directories do not exist so I am unable to delete them, but some theyre corrupt?

I have also tried to run the following command using an elevated command prompt, but it said Access is denied even though I am using a domain administrator account.
rd /s /q \\SERVER\~\$Recycle.bin

I have also looked in the registry below while signed in as the user and the directories are as follows:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
My Music = %USERPROFILE%\Music
My Pictures = %USERPROFILE%\Pictures
My Video = %USERPROFILE%\Videos
Personal = \\SERVER\~

I am using Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit.

Could someone help me out with this please?

Dan Goodwin

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22 May 2018   #2

win 8 32 bit

Welcome to the forum. first job is to run a disk check on the drive as it may be a disk error run chkdsk d: /r change d to drive
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22 May 2018   #3

Windows 7 Ent 64bit

Hello. this is not a drive. It is a folder redirection location.

Right click Documents > Properties > Library locations
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23 May 2018   #4

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone

Hello dgoodwin,
Could be that a running Anti-Virus program has quarantined the missing items. That could explain why they don't exist when you go to look for them.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 May 2018   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Try to run in safe mode.
I can't delete the recyclebin in normal mode, there is no option in explorer.
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