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How can I fix corrupted recycle Bin?

By hakeem.shagosh ·
The Recycle Bin of one my user's laptop is corrupted, I tried just about everything, the only thing I really don?t want to do is delete the user profile. Anyone have any idea this laptop running xp64

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What do you mean by "corrupted"? ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to How can I fix corrupted r ...

That could be anything at all.

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Yes, please describe.

by seanferd In reply to How can I fix corrupted r ...

Without knowing what it looks like, the behavior, or any technical facts, there isn't much we could suggest.

And which version of Window is it?

edit:
And if there is an installed application which modifies the recycle bin, which?
(e.g., Norton protected Recycle Bin)

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Generic requirements

by seanferd In reply to Yes, please describe.

For any account, these must exist:

C:\$RECYCLE.BIN
C:\RECYCLER

For a particular user account, in the RECYCLER directory, these must exist:

C:\RECYCLER\(directory named with user SID)\
containing these two files:
INFO2 (Hidden)
desktop.ini (System, Hidden)

desktop.ini
If missing, copy one from a different recycle bin entry. Otherwise, the file contains this

[.ShellClassInfo]
CLSID={645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}

at least on XP systems.


Here is a registry entry patch, if needed. (For XP).

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/restorerecyclebin.reg

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I found a solution

by hakeem.shagosh In reply to Generic requirements

I found a solution for this problem:
I navigated to the C drive I found directory called RECYCLER, I rename it to RECYCLER2.
Than I created an empty text document saved it on the desktop, than I deleted it, I open the recycle bin, the file I just deleted was there, so I went back to the C drive and found that the explorer created a new \ RECYCLER directory, so the deleted the RECYCLER2 and the problem went away

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Here are more details

by hakeem.shagosh In reply to Yes, please describe.

When I open the Recycle Bin on the user's laptop it shows it is empty no matter how many file I just deleted.

When I right click on the Recycle Bin, and click on empty Recycle Bin than this Error Message comes up

Error Message: The Recycle Bin on C Is Corrupt or Invalid. Do You Want to Empty the Recycle Bin for this drive?

I click ok than it will ask me to confirm the deletion of every file I just deleted one by one until it reach a name of a folder that my user told me he deleted some time ago.

I search the folder name and it is no where to be found.
My user running xp pro 64bit OS

Here is what i tried out so far download a Windows XP Patch from http://support.microsoft.com/kb/297760 it did not fix the problem

I tried to delete the info file by entering the attrib -h info*.* on the command line
Than Del info. it did not fix the problem


All the files that seanferd from Ohio talked about do exist

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