Windows 10: Recycle Bin issues

Discus and support Recycle Bin issues in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance to solve the problem; On my Desktop I have a shortcut folder entitled "$Recycle.bin - Shortcut". When I double-click I am told the file is empty (no files listed), yet... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance' started by bruce1943, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. bruce1943 Win User

    Recycle Bin issues

    On my Desktop I have a shortcut folder entitled "$Recycle.bin - Shortcut". When I double-click I am told the file is empty (no files listed), yet properties show many GB's in the file. I have undertaken a command prompt to rectify this - the folder was then emptied according to properties. Properties showed a kB in folder. I deleted a test file and properties showed an increase in kB's but there were no files listed. How can I rectify this?

    bruce1943, Apr 8, 2016

  2. Windows 10 corrupted Recycle bin

    Hi Steve,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I understand that you are facing issues with recycle bin on Windows 10. I apologize for the inconvenience caused to you.

    To assist you better, please provide the information:

    1. What is the current status of the issue?

    2. Are you able to resolve the issue related to recycle bin when you corrected the driver settings?

    3. Were you facing issues clearing up the recycle bin?

    Normally, when you right click on recycle bin and click on Empty Recycle Bin. Then recycle bin will be emptied and all the deleted items will be completely removed from the Computer.

    Reply to us with the information, so that we can assist you better.

    Let us know if you need any further assistance on Windows related issues and we will be glad to help.
    Nyima Yonten, Apr 8, 2016
  3. DaveM121 Win User
    deleted file?

    Hi SwithinSaji, can you explain this issue in a bit more detail . . .

    If you delete a file, normally it goes to the recycle bin and when you empty the recycle bin, it is gone . . .

    Alternatively, you can press shift while deleting a file and it will bypass the recycle bin
    DaveM121, Apr 8, 2016
  4. dalchina New Member

    Recycle Bin issues

    Hi, Perhaps you have created a shortcut to one of the particular recycle bins on one of your disks or partitions, after deleting it. So delete the shortcut and follow the relevant part of this:

    If that doesn't solve your problem:

    If you read on in this there are some suggested repairs which may help:

    And this may help:
    $Recycle.Bin - Windows 7 Help Forums

    This may explain the name you are seeing:

    However it may be that you have a really bad trojan if you believe this:
    How to Remove $Recycle.Bin Virus (Win 8, Win 7)
    dalchina, Apr 8, 2016
  5. bruce1943 Win User
    I followed the 1st reply in your message, but this did not help. I continued searching elsewhere and came across where 'Recycled' should be. I was able to resurrect the Recycle Bin folder but it showed as being empty when it was not. In properties I came across the shaded checked Hide box/word. I managed to uncheck this and now I have everything back to normal. Thanks for your help. Bruce
    bruce1943, Apr 4, 2018

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