How to fix Corrupted dollar sign Recycle Bin on Windows 10


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  • Open command prompt -> Navigate to the drive c: and hit enter and then type in -> rmdir $Recycle.Bin” /s/q and hit enter.

Sometimes on your windows 10 or 11 computer when you want to delete files or folders from your recycle bin and want to empty recycle bin then may experience an error and you will see a file $Recylecbin folder on your windows 10 computer and delete it and you can fix this corrupted dollar sign recycle bin file by just following this simple methods below and fix corrupted recycle bin file.

Sometimes you will see a $Recyclebin file on your computer if files get corrupted on your windows 10 or windows 11 and you can delete or remote it as well.

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Fix Corrupted Dollar Sign Recycle Bin & Delete or Remove Recycle bin file

Below methods will help you get rid of the $Recyclebin file and delete corrupted recycle bin file and remove it completely.

Step 1: Right click on windows start button

Step 2: Select command prompt (administrator) option and click on it.

Step 3: Click on Yes on the pop up window of user account control.

Step 4: Now, in elevated command prompt -> you need to go to the drive in which you are having this $Recyclebin file issues with.

Step 5: Suppose, if it is a D drive then enter D: and hit enter.

Step 6: Now, type in -> rmdir $Recycle.Bin” /s/q and hit enter on your keyboard.

Step 7: Close the command prompt window.

Once you enter rmdir $Recycle.Bin” /s/q and hit enter your corrupted recycle bin file will be deleted successfully from your windows 10 computer.

That’s it, this is how you fix a corrupted or damaged $recycle.bin file from your windows 10 or windows 11 computer.

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Is it Safe to Delete Recycle dot Bin folder?

Yes! It is safe and it is a corrupted file which is generated by your windows operating system and this file doesn’t do anything but its a file which you do not want to keep on your windows 10 computer and you can safely delete the folder and this doesn’t not show any affect on your data protection or corruption on your windows 10 or windows 11 computer.

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