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Recycle bin corrupt

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by thevampireashlee, Dec 19, 2010.

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  1. thevampireashlee

    thevampireashlee Thread Starter

    Dec 19, 2010
    Hi, I'm running on Vista Home Premium and I am receiving an error message every time I try to delete a file, access the C:\ or open the Recycle Bin.

    This is the error: The Recycle Bin on C:\ is corrupted. Do you want to empty Recycle Bin for this drive?

    Clicking Yes attempts to delete a few files, all of which require admin permission. I click Continue and it is says "Unable to Delete" Try again or Skip. Trying again brings back the "Unable to delete message." If No is clicked at the initial error screen, the same message pops up and No must be clicked again for the message to go away.

    I've tried running the rd /s /q C:\$recycle.bin command. These are my results in the elevated Cmd (run as admin):
    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
    Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Windows\system32>rd /s /q C:\$recycle.bin
    C:\$recycle.bin\S-1-5-~3\$RUNVN1H\en-US\hmmapi.dll.mui - Access is denied.
    C:\$recycle.bin\S-1-5-~3\$RUNVN1H\en-US\ieinstal.exe.mui - Access is denied.
    C:\$recycle.bin\S-1-5-~3\$RUNVN1H\en-US\ieuser.exe.mui - Access is denied.
    C:\$recycle.bin\S-1-5-~3\$RUNVN1H\en-US\iexplore.exe.mui - Access is denied.
    C:\$recycle.bin\S-1-5-~3\$RUNVN1H\hmmapi.dll - Access is denied.
    C:\$recycle.bin\S-1-5-~3\$RUNVN1H\ieinstal.exe - Access is denied.
    C:\$recycle.bin\S-1-5-~3\$RUNVN1H\ieuser.exe - Access is denied.
    C:\$recycle.bin\S-1-5-~3\$RUNVN1H\iexplore.exe - Access is denied.
    C:\$recycle.bin\S-1-5-~3\$RUNVN1H\sqmapi.dll - Access is denied.


    I have also tried this: viewing hidden files by selecting the option in Folder Options of Control Panel, then going to the C drive to delete the $Recycle.bin file. That file does not exist in C:\, viewing hidden views or otherwise. Nor does the desktop.ini file appear.

    I have also tried deleting the recycle bin and creating a new manually in the Personalize option. Did not fix my issue.

    Help please?
  2. thevampireashlee

    thevampireashlee Thread Starter

    Dec 19, 2010
    I should also mention that I am the Administrator on the computer. There are zero other users on the computer.
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