My recycle bin is corrupt?

A. The Info file in the Recycler folder sometimes gets corrupted and thus will shown a empty recycle bin even though there are plenty of files in the Recycler folder. Windows will automatically recreate the Info file if its missing so the easiest way to repair is to delete the Info file:

  1. Start a command prompt (cmd.exe)
  2. Move to the Recycler folder
  3. Enter the command
    attrib -h info*.*
  4. Delete the file
    del info
  5. Restart the computer

If its the actually Recycler folder that has become corrupted you may need to delete this by removing the system and hidden attributes (attrib -h -s c:\recycler) and then deleting.

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