The Recycle Bin on D:\ is corrupted. Do you want to empty the Recycle Bin for this drive? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi

    have a machine with window 8.1 in a domain. 

    Now when i logged in on this machine i got below error. could you please get me out of this.

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

    Thank you

    Thursday, April 2, 2015 6:54 AM


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  • run this command, make sure you run cmd as administrator

    D:\>rd /s D:\$Recycle.Bin 
    D:\$Recycle.Bin, Are you sure (Y/N)? y
    restart your PC, windows will re-create the file

    or just simply clicked yes
    • Edited by britishdhez Thursday, April 2, 2015 7:26 AM
    • Proposed as answer by Rosey1412 Tuesday, October 24, 2017 8:36 AM
    Thursday, April 2, 2015 7:25 AM
  • Hi Britishdhez,

    Thanks for reply, but i have already tried this and did not work. This machine is connected in a domain. so when i logged on this with a one domain user (eg: A) i got this error but at the same time when i logged on with another domain user (eg:B) i did not get this error.

    Thursday, April 2, 2015 7:39 AM
  • http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/131294-recycle-bin-corrupted-cannot-delete-file-folder.html

    did you try to login user B in other PC?

    the client machine is VDI? or physical client?

    is there any changes recently from the Server side? Migrate profile maybe?

    If this is issue caused from Server side, it must be related to Active Directory Migration Tool (ADMT)


    I am receiving the following error: "The Recycle Bin on C:\ is corrupt or invalid. Do you want to empty the Recycle Bin for this drive?"      

    Cause: This is by design. For security reasons, each user who logs on to a Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003 computer receives their own, user-specific Recycle Bin. The access control list (ACL) for each instance of the Recycle Bin can contain only one user-specific SID. When you migrate a user's profile using the Add option, the SID of the source domain user is added to the SID history of the Recycle Bin. This places two user-specific SIDs in the Recycle Bin's ACL. This problem does not occur if you migrate the profiles by using the Replace option.

    Solution: On the error message, click Yes, and the Recycle Bin is emptied without a problem. If you click No, the error continues to appear until you empty the Recycle Bin.

    There is a tools to manage Recycle Bin through user side, maybe its related to Active Directory Recycle Bin


    I suggest you also contact Server forum

    • Edited by britishdhez Thursday, April 2, 2015 8:10 AM
    Thursday, April 2, 2015 8:09 AM
  • yes i tried through user B in other PC and it is working fine. It's a physical client. We haven't have made any changes on the server end.

    Also, we are using window server 2008R2 as a domain controller.

    I believe the issue is not from the server side. if it would be than user A would have have the same problem.

    Please assist.

    Thank you

    • Edited by Deven0105 Thursday, April 2, 2015 9:24 AM
    Thursday, April 2, 2015 9:16 AM
  • even though there is also possibility issue also from the server side setting to this specific user, lets try to troubleshoot from client side

    when this issue start happen? for first bet try to perform system restore using restore point


    try to login using local admin PC, check if this issue also persist there

    turn of antivirus and security software to check, or you can perform clean boot


    try to run system file checker to fix registry issue


    try to login at safe mode with networking, and check

    is this issue not persist at safemode with networking, maybe 3rd party software caused this issue

    is there any important data on the D drive? please backup if any. Try to reformat this drive and check

    the other workaround is try to re-create user profile. Maybe you need local administrator here


    • Edited by britishdhez Thursday, April 2, 2015 9:42 AM
    • Marked as answer by Bruce Wooding Friday, April 10, 2015 8:15 PM
    Thursday, April 2, 2015 9:42 AM
  • Thanks British Dhez..

    That was a quick resort.

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017 8:37 AM