Fixing a corrupt Recycle Bin

November 9th, 2011

If you have a corrupt recycle bin on your Windows 7 desktop, here is how you can fix it:


  1.  Click on the Start button
  2. In the search box type: CMD.EXE
  1. Do not click on CMD but rather highlight it and right click on it.
  2. Select Run As Administrator
  3. In the black DOS box type:
    • C:
      RD /S /Q C:$Recycle.BIN
  4. Now reboot your computer.
  5. Your Recycle bin should now be fixed.

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