How to Fix a Corrupted Recycle Bin in Windows

Every time you try to access your D:\ in any fashion, Windows keeps telling you your Recycle Bin on D:\ is corrupt and would it like to fix it but nothing happen.

TO Fix Corrupted Recycle Bin we are going to use an Elevated Command Prompt

There is a hidden recycle bin folder for every drive.
We can delete the corrupted one by typing the following into an elevated command prompt
rd /s /q D:\$Recycle.bin
Where D is the letter of the drive you want to delete it from

Repeat the step for any other drive letter that you have.
When finished, close the elevated command prompt.
Right click on a empty area of the desktop and click on Refresh.


Here’s another nice trick to create the Recycle Bin in a folder of your choice.
First create a new folder… ( Give it a name of your choice ) then add the following string after the given folder name :  .{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}

For example : MyBin.{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}
Note that there’s a period (dot or full stop) between MyBin and {645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E} When you click this folder ( MyBin ), the Recycle Bin will open.
It also gives you a lot of options in the right click menu which you normally don’t have for the Recycle Bin.

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