Recycle bin is the place where you dump all the files, folders and applications which you don’t want. In fact, it can be of great help to you when you accidentally deleted something and then you want to recover it.
But, even the recycle bin can get corrupt, for instance, you try to recover a deleted file and you cannot. That can be frustrating. However, the good news is that there are two ways to fix this issue and they are pretty easy. Let’s see how.
Method 1: Using Command Prompt
Step 1: Click on the Start button o your desktop and type Command Prompt in the search box. Right-click on the result and click on Run as administrator to open the Command Prompt in Admin mode.
Step 2: Now, execute the below command and hit Enter to delete the Recycle bin:
rd /s /q C:$Recycle.bin
*Note: Here the problem is in C drive hence used the same in the command. But, if the problem is in another drive, for instance, in E drive , replace the C drive with it.
Now, simply restart you computer and you will find a new Recycle Bin.
Method 2: By Using Desktop Icon Settings
Step 1: Click on the Start button and select Settings from the context menu, located above the Power option.
Step 2: In the Settings window, search for Desktop in the search bar and select Themes and related settings from the results.
Step 3: In the next window, under Themes, go to Related Settings on the right side of the screen, and click on Desktop icon settings.
Step 4: In the Desktop Icon Settings dialogue box, uncheck the box next to Recycle Bin. Click on Apply and then OK to save the changes and exit.
Step 5: Now, restart your computer, follow the steps from Step 1 to Step 3 and then check the box next to Recycle Bin. Click on Apply and then OK to save the changes and exit.
That’s it, and your Recycle Bin is all new. There should be no more errors while you open it.