How To Fix Corrupted Recycle Bin In Windows 10

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.


Type Command Prompt, Right Clik On Result, Click On Run As Administrator To Open Command Prompt


Step 2: Now, execute the below command and hit Enter to delete the Recycle bin:



rd /s /q C:$Recycle.bin




Execute Command Enter



Now, simply restart you computer and you will find a new Recycle Bin.


What to do if Recycle bin is not showing in desktop


Step 1: Click on the Start button and select Settings from the context menu, located above the Power option.


Desktop Windows Icon Settings


Step 2: In the Settings window, search for Desktop in the search bar and select Themes and related settings from the results.


Settings Search Desktop Themes And Related Settings


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.


Themes Related Settings 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.



Desktop Icon Settings Uncheck Recycle Bin


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.


Desktop Icon Settings Check Recycle Bin Apply Ok


That’s it, and your Recycle Bin is all new. There should be no more errors while you open it.