$RECYCLE.BIN Issues


  1. Posts : 3,624
    Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
       #1

    $RECYCLE.BIN Issues


    My recycle bin folder is missing from C drive. When I go to desktop icon setting I see full and empty recycle bin. Any ideas?

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  2. Posts : 15,182
    Vista x64 / 7 X64
       #2

    presumably you have already tried unticking, tickinig it again, set defaults, reboot

    you can have alook in the registry and see if there something odd about

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}
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  3. Posts : 3,624
    Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thank you SIW2

    Yes, already tried unticking, tickinig it again, set defaults, reboot. Actually several times.

    Key folder looks OK, same as you posted. Stumping me so far! Always enjoy reading your posts. You are a plethora of knowledge.

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    Last edited by Snick; 19 May 2022 at 20:40.
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  4. Posts : 1,746
    Windows 8.1 Industry Pro x64
       #4

    Did you see this? 6 Ways to Fix Corrupted Recycle Bin in Windows 11/10/8/7 [2022] Also that pic doesn't look like 7. Is this for 7 or 10?
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  5. Posts : 6,086
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #5

    Out of curiosity, try this once:

    Make sure the "My Documents" folder is on the desktop. Now right click "My Documents" and create a shortcut to the desktop. Now delete the shortcut that was created.

    Does the recycle bin work?

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    If the actual $RECYCLE.BIN is missing from C drive, you have a few options.

    1) System restore

    2) Dig into the shadow copies for the $RECYCLE.BIN file

    3) Repair install or try a sfc /scannow

    With #2, try Shadow Copy View. ShadowCopyView - Shadow copy viewer for Windows 10/8/7/Vista

    With #1, you can actually look inside the system restore files for just the one thing you want with SystemRestoreExplorer. System Restore Explorer | Nic's Blog
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  6. Posts : 3,624
    Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
    Thread Starter
       #6

    This is win 10. Yes I tried most everything in your link Townsbg. Didn't help unfortunately.
    Recycle bin works as it should along with all other OS and app features. I'll live with how it is. Don't fix it if it ain't broke.
    Thanks for all your informative replies. Always learn something on this site.
    Snick
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  7. Posts : 1,746
    Windows 8.1 Industry Pro x64
       #7

    Is this happening on one profile or multiple profiles? If one start using a separate one. You might try 10 forums. They like 10 there.
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