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Windows Odd Recycle Bin corruption error - SOLVED

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by Shirty, 29 Apr 2015.

  1. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    I cloned my work OS on to an SSD yesterday, and it's working flawlessly but for one issue - the recycle bin.

    If I try to recycle any file from my desktop (stored on a network share) I get the following error:

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    What I did yesterday was to resize the original partition so that it would fit on the SSD (using Acronis Disk Director boot CD). I then cloned the drive using FarStone DriveClone free as I've had good success with this in the past.

    Post 1st boot I switched off defragging & indexing and checked TRIM.

    Things I have tried so far include running chkdsk, sfc, startup repair and deleting the $RECYCLE.BIN folder, but no problems have been detected and nothing has worked. If I can't solve it then I'll either learn to live with it or rebuild the machine, but it's a puzzler.

    Any ideas?
     
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  2. Margo Baggins

    Margo Baggins I'm good at Soldering Super Moderator

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    Not seen that before

    Is it only on your desktop?

    Have you tried another user? try another user - if it works, trash your profile and make a new one.
     
  3. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    Could try deleting it from the command prompt, failing that maybe one of those programs that delete files on a reboot would clear it.
     
  4. Pookie

    Pookie So this is permanence, love's shattered pride.

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    Hey Shirty, I don't recall ever seeing this before but here are a couple of links that my Google Fu found.......

    http://www.thewindowsclub.com/recycle-bin-is-corrupted-windows

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2394521

    Are you on redirected folders? If so then I doubt an offline removal would work. One last thing to try......

    From an elevated command prompt

    rd /s /q C:\$Recycle.bin

    Deletes the corrupted Recycle Bin, then just restart ;)
    Note: swap "C" for any other drive letter, that may have a corrupted Recycle Bin
     
  5. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    Protip Margo, the profile is 8 years old now so time for a fresh start.

    Corky, I can directly delete files OK, its just I can't recycle them.

    Pookie, tried with no luck - it's got to be profile related.

    Will post back with success story :)
     
  6. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    I've seen this before, but it was files restored from a True Image backup. I found booting from parted magic (or something similar that has ntfsprogs installed) and running ntfsfix on the drive fixed it. Admittedly the files weren't on a network share.
     
  7. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    Forget that, just re-read the OP.
     
  8. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    Decided to scrap the whole thing and do a fresh build, I have a spare machine I can use.
     
  9. Margo Baggins

    Margo Baggins I'm good at Soldering Super Moderator

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    Such an alpha. Good choice.
     
  10. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    It lives, suspect it was the clone job playing with my permissions.
     

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