Windows 10: How to delete/recreate my corrupt recycle bins?

Discus and support How to delete/recreate my corrupt recycle bins? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hello, Apparently my recycle bins (one or more?) have been corrupted. I found that I can delete/recreate them, but that does not work. I was supposed... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by wimyogya, Jan 25, 2019.

  1. wimyogya Win User

    How to delete/recreate my corrupt recycle bins?


    Hello,
    Apparently my recycle bins (one or more?) have been corrupted.
    I found that I can delete/recreate them, but that does not work.
    I was supposed to run command prompt as admin and then type at system 32:
    /s /q C:\$Recycle.bin

    But I get un-understandable response that q can not do anything.
    What goes wrong? What else to do?

    About the corrupt bin itself:
    I have around 8000 unnecessary FileHistory documents there.
    I can only delete them manually, with 30 at the same time.
    Lots of work - and: how useful is it?
    In other words: once I am done will the corruption problem be solved?
    Or start over again?

    Thanks for assistance - please note: I am absolutely NOT an expert. Just an older user...
    Wim

    :)
     
    wimyogya, Jan 25, 2019
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  2. Jan Del Win User

    recycle bin

    Hi George,

    To prevent your files from being deleted from the Recycle Bin, we suggest increasing the maximum file size your Recycle Bin can keep by following the steps below:

    • Right click on the Recycle Bin icon.
    • Under the Settings for selected location, select Custom size.
    • Fill up the box for your allotted maximum file size for your Recycle Bin.
    Let us know if you need further assistance.
     
    Jan Del, Jan 25, 2019
    #2
  3. Cannot use Recycle Bin in Windows 10

    No.

    It was a suggested way to fix the problem: delete a corrupted recycle bin and Windows will recreate a new one. That did not solve the problem.s
     
    DominiqueGascon, Jan 25, 2019
    #3
  4. Gino Des Win User

    How to delete/recreate my corrupt recycle bins?

    RECYCLE BIN automatically closes & returns to Desktop

    Hi,

    You might be experiencing this issue because Recycle Bin is corrupted. If your Recycle Bin is corrupted, you can face various problems when using it such as this behavior. Let's repair Recycle Bin by

    using the System File Checker tool
    . This tool scans for corruptions in Windows system files and restores corrupted files.

    If the issue persists, we suggest that you manually delete the Recycle Bin folder on your computer. Each drive on Windows has a hidden and protected system folder named
    $Recycle.bin. When you delete files or folders, they are moved to the Recycle Bin folder for holding. If you delete the Recycle Bin folder, Windows will automatically create a new
    $Recycle.bin folder. However, all previous contents of Recycle Bin will be lost. Make sure to only do this step if you don't have any valuable data in Recycle Bin. Here are the steps:

    • Click Start.
    • On the search bar, type Command Prompt, right-click Command Prompt from the results, and select
      Run as administrator.
    • Type rd /s /q C:\$Recycle.bin, and press Enter.
    • If you are using multiple drives or partition, you will have to do this for every partition on your hard disk by replacing C with the corresponding drive letter.
    • Restart your computer, and Windows will recreate a new Recycle Bin for you.

    Keep us updated with the results, and we will be glad to assist you further.
     
    Gino Des, Jan 25, 2019
    #4
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