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Windows 7: Not Your Average Recycle Bin Issue

28 Oct 2016   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
Not Your Average Recycle Bin Issue

I've been all over the web today trying out different solutions to this issue.

I normally leave my PC running 24/7, however I shut it down last night as to change out a power strip. When I booted it up this morning, the first thing I noticed what that the Recycle Bin Icon was just a Blank Page Icon. Hit F5 hopping that it was just a fluke. Didn't change anything.

Right-Click on the bin and I get "Open, Rename, Create Shortcut, Properties" That's it. When you click on properties, you get an error message "The properties for this item are not available"

The $Recycle.bin folder is still there on the "C:" Drive, and also on my storage drive, "E:". I can still delete things through the bin, but I have to click on them and hit delete on the keyboard. There is no "Empty" button when you open the bin up, or when right clicking.

I've done this "rd /s /q C:\$Recycle.bin" thing for both drives, changing "C:\" to 'E:\" for my other drive as well. Doesn't do a thing, I'm assuming because the folder itself is there.


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29 Oct 2016   #2

Windows 7 Ult x64

SFC /scannow or System Restore?
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29 Oct 2016   #3

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1

Hi OtakuLife005,
right click on empty space on your desktop, select 'Personalize' then click the link circled in red.

Not Your Average Recycle Bin Issue-1.png

This box appears:-

Not Your Average Recycle Bin Issue-2.png

If you need further help just ask.

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