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d:\ recycling bin corrupted?

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Last few days, every time I start my comp I get an error saying "The Recycling Bin on D:\ is corrupted. Do you want to empty the Recycling Bin for this drive?" I have no idea why this all of a sudden happened. I have no idea how to even fix it. No operating system on d:\ drive. Just storage.
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There is a recycling bin on every drive. If you click 'yes', does the problem reoccur?
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I have hit yes before and it kept happening. I did just restart and hit yes, than restart and it didnt happen. So I don't know what triggers this.
post #4 of 7
There is a hidden folder C:\ $Recycle.Bin or D:\ $Recycle.Bin that is the root cause of this problem and needs to be deleted.
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Solution 1 Manual Fix
1. On the desktop click on Computer

2. Click on Organize on the top left menu then Folder and Search Options
and open the Folder Options Window

3. Click on the View tab and check the Show hidden files, folders and drives click
Apply and Ok. *This will display the hidden folder $Recycle.Bin when you click on your C:\ or D:\ drive

4. Locate and right click on the $Recycle.Bin folder and rename it to corrupt or anything else. Right click on corrupt and delete it.

Must rename $Recycle.Bin before deleting or it may continue throwing errors like Denied access or when you think it is deleted you see its still in your C:\ or D:\ drive or it passes the same errors to other systems on your network.

5. Go and refresh your desktop and your errors should be removed. Should now be able to use recycle bin normally.
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Done! I only have a few folders in d:\ drive for images and downloads. I don't see any recycling bin. I hope I didn't delete it at some point.
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You need to unhide hidden files and folders. Go to folder options.
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Still getting error. Was never able to find the $recycle.bin file. Any thoughts?
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