How to Fix Corrupted Recycle Bin in Windows 10 and Restore Lost Data?

Tracy King updated on Feb 25, 2019 to Deleted Recovery | How-to Articles

Summary

You can effortlessly fix corrupted recycle bin in Windows 10 by following the 2 suggested methods. Later, try EaseUS data recovery software to restore lost data after fixing corrupted Windows 10 recycle bin

Your recycle bin corrupted for no reason? Cannot find effective methods to fix and restore recycle bin in Windows 10? In this article, you'll find effective solutions to repair & fix corrupted Windows 10 recycle bin and restore all lost data with ease. Read and find solutions now.

Recycle bin stops working, warning me with the "Corrupted" error, help!

"Have you ever met such a dilemma that the recycle bin stops working in Windows 10 for no reason. And the system keeps warning me 'Corrupted' error when I tried to use the recycle bin and get my deleted data back. 
Now I cannot delete useless files directly and I even don't know how to recover deleted files? So if you do know how to repair or fix corrupted Windows 10 recycle bin and get lost data back, please help me. Thank you very much
."

According to some Windows users, recycle bin corrupt problem mainly happen among Windows 8/8.1/7 and Windows 10 users. When you delete files or folders from your desktop or any other folder, they are moved to the Recycle Bin folder for holding.

But you may face a problem where your Recycle Bin gets corrupted and you have to repair or reset it. If you repair or reset it, the Recycle Bin folder in Windows 10/8/7 gets deleted. Here now EaseUS makes it simple and easy for users to restore corrupted recycle bin and lost data in Windows 10 or recover deleted files Windows 8 now. Except for the Windows data recovery, EaseUS also provides data recovery software for Mac to recover deleted files Mac with a few clicks. 

Part 1. Fix & repair corrupted Windows 10 recycle bin

Here are some fixes that you can try to repair corrupted recycle bin in Windows 10/8.1/8/7:

Method 1. Run CMD to fix corrupted Windows 10 recycle bin

  1. 1. Go to Start > Click All Programs > Accessories;
  2. 2. Right-click Command Prompt > Select "run cmd as administrator".
  3. 3. Type: rd /s /q C:\$Recycle.bin and hit Enter.
  4. 4. Reboot the computer and then you can reuse the Recycle Bin again.

If this doesn't work, open cmd window again and type: sfc / scannow > Enter. System File Checker will check and fix the problem for you.

Method 2. Delete all permissions, corrupted recycle bin and reinstall recycle bin in Windows

1. Delete all permissions and corrupted recycle bin

  • Go to Control Panel > Tab File Explorer > Click View;
  • Uncheck or unhide system protected operating files > Go to open each drive and you'll see the Recycle.bin folder and permissions with an additional recycle.bin;
  • Delete all the permissions, all the recycle.bin(s) on each drive and then Restart Windows.

2. Reinstall recycle bin in Windows 10/8/7

  • Right-click on Desktop > Select Personalize;
  • Click on Themes > Click Desktop Icon settings under Related Settings;
  • Check Recycle Bin > Click Apply.

After getting the recycle bin back, don't rush to use it contain useless files. Do remember to open the Recycle Bin and check out whether the deleted data are in it or not. If no tracks can be found, you'll need professional data recovery software for help. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard will do the job for you and get all your data back in only three steps.

Part 2. Restore lost data after fixing/repairing corrupted Windows 10 recycle bin

If the deleted data are not in the repaired recycle bin, let EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard help you and fix this problem. It's fully compatible with Windows 10/8.1/8/7 and former Windows versions. You can download it for free and follow the next steps to restore recycle bin data from Windows 10 now.

Video tutorial on how to recover recycle bin data.

Step 1. Select the Recycle Bin to scan.

Launch EaseUS file recovery software - Data Recovery Wizard on your PC. Under the "Specify a location" section, click "Recycle Bin" and then "Scan".

select recycle bin folder to scan

Step 2. Scan all emptied files.

The software will start a quick scan immediately for all deleted files, and later a deep scan will launch to scan more lost files. After the scanning process, you can use the Filter feature to filter a specific file type, such as Pictures, Documents, Videos, etc.

scan recycle bin data

Step 3. Preview and recover files.

Once you locate the desired files, you can double-click on a file for a full preview. Finally, select the wanted files and click "Recover". 

preview and recover recycle bin data
 
 

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It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

3. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?

A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

4. Why isn't it suggested to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

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6. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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