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Windows 10 - Recycle Bin Corrupted

Windows 10 - Recycle Bin Corrupted

Windows 10 - Recycle Bin Corrupted

Just wondering if anyone has seen this recently. You get a screen before you can login on domain-joined PCs. It says "the Recycle Bin on C:\ is corrupted. Do you want to empty the recycle bin for this drive?"

The thing is, you can't get past it by clicking on YES or NO. Nothing happens. You are locked out. I had to start Windows three times and turn the power off each time to be given the choice for recovery options, then choose Safe Mode with Command Prompt and do the deletion of the recycle bin (instructions below).

Here's the thing - I have never seen this before until the last month - now twice in one month. Both computers were upgraded from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10 Pro recently. It can't be a coincidence. Any thoughts? Weird.

RE: Windows 10 - Recycle Bin Corrupted


Windows all-in-one repair tool.

Just my $.02

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RE: Windows 10 - Recycle Bin Corrupted

Gee thanks. I know the solution. I wanted to understand cause!!!!

RE: Windows 10 - Recycle Bin Corrupted

And I didn't know how to solve the problem, thank you!

RE: Windows 10 - Recycle Bin Corrupted

That's why I posted the fix too!!! And that's normally the priority (the fix), but I like to understand why too!

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