Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


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

22 May 2018   #1
dgoodwin

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\~\$Recycle.bin
\\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?

Thanks,
Dan Goodwin


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
22 May 2018   #2
samuria

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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 May 2018   #3
dgoodwin

Windows 7 Ent 64bit
 
 

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

Right click Documents > Properties > Library locations
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

23 May 2018   #4
iko22

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
Bernardus

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 The Recycle Bin on ... is corrupt.




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Corrupt Recycle Bin
Recycle bin works but it is corrupted. I discovered this when running Windows repair for another issue,which was corrected. It does work fine,however Windows repair shows this as a problem. I used command prompt as directed and it tells me that the recycle bin is not empty.
General Discussion
Recycle bin Corrupt
Windows 7 Home Premium recycle bin works fine but is corrupt. Is this ok to leave alone?
General Discussion
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...
General Discussion
corrupt recycle bin
Folks, I have done something aggravating to my windows 7 64 setup. I continually receive the message on start-up and when I delete an files . " The Recycle Bin on C:\ is corrupted Do you want to empty the Recycle bin on this drive? " If I click on yes , I get another pop-up message Box "...
General Discussion
Corrupt recycle bin
I got a message saying that my recycle bin is corrupt and asks me if I want to empty the recycle bin. I don't know what to do? Can someone please Help Me?:o
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:02.
Twitter Facebook Google+