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How to Fix Corrupted Recycle Bin In Windows 10


When you delete files or folders from your desktop or any other folder, they are moved to the Recycle Bin folder for holding. But you may face a problem where your Recycle Bin gets corrupted and you have to repair or reset it.

Each drive on Windows has a hidden and protected system folder called as $Recycle.bin. If your Recycle Bin is corrupted, you can face various problems when using it.

The actual location of the Recycle Bin depends on the type of operating system and file system. On older FAT file systems, it is located in Drive:\RECYCLED. In the NTFS filesystem it is Drive:\RECYCLER. On Windows 7 and advances it is Drive:\$Recycle.Bin folder.

If you repair or reset it, the Recycle Bin folder in Windows 10 gets deleted. Windows will automatically create a new $Recycle.bin folder.

To  Fix Corrupted Recycle Bin In Windows 10, click on the start menu and select “Command Prompt (admin)” and enter

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

Where C is your Driver letter if you have an issue in other drive use that driver instead of C driver.

How to Fix Corrupted Recycle Bin In Windows 10

Video Tutorial:-

If the issue still issues not fixed, open the Command Prompt (admin) and enter below command.

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /Restorehealth


enter sfc /scannow command on the command prompt.

My below video will help you to run SFC command.

Hope you like my article “How to Fix Corrupted Recycle Bin In Windows 10” helps. if you have any query, feel free to comment.

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