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Recycle Bin Corrupt and Permission settings confusion - external hdd

Question: Recycle Bin Corrupt and Permission settings confusion - external hdd

Dear Forum,

I am currently trying to move files and folders to my 1TB External Hard Drive (Seagate) - for reasons known to some members of this forum.

I am gaining the message 'File Access Denied' when I move mostly Adobe files to my external hard drive.

I am going to try and go through and see if I have taken the steps on taking Ownership - incorrectly and I do not know how to fix it.

The recycle bin has an error on it as I took the permission on the folder on the external hard drive 'It says that is corrupt'.

I am a total mess and unsure about the settings.

I know that this is mainly a Windows 7 Forum - but I wish just to see if someone would be able to assist me

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Answer: Recycle Bin Corrupt and Permission settings confusion - external hdd

Did you mess around with permissions only, or did you change owner as well?
Please post permissions of F:\ as it is now.

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I have a corrupt Recycle Bin on an external hard drive (a BUSLink drive) I use for storage (drive designation is L:\ and it works fine except for the Bin malfunctions). Among other things the corrupted Bin prevents me from defragging that drive. I understand if I delete the Recycle Bin from L:\ it will be rebuilt (on reboot?). Can this be done from a command prompt and what should my entry be? Recycle Bin operation on my main drive is fine (partitioned C:\, D:\, and E:\).

For what it is worth with my external drive turned off under the Desktop Recycle Bin File menu (and the Bin being empty) the words Empty Recycle Bin are grayed out. However if I turn on the external L:\ drive those words are not grayed out though no files are shown in the Bin, and if I select Empty Recycle Bin I then get a message asking if I am sure I want do delete Windows.

As an alternative plan B if I simply select the Format option from the context menu of that L:\ drive, will L:\ be detected without problem by the system when I boot? In other words is this step in essence much like formatting a floppy disk? Naturally I would copy the data stored on L:\ to another destination before taking this step.

Using XP Home with 512MB Ram

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I've tried everything I can find about removing a corrupt recycle bin but it won't stay gone. I don't know if the fact that it is on my external drive makes a difference or not.

There are three hidden files that don't exist in the bin that are causing the problem. It comes up every night during the automatic backup.

I've renamed the recycle bin and then deleted it. I've told the prompt that 'yes' I wanted to empty it and gone through the song and dance of skipping the files it can't find, etc. I've gone to an elevated prompt and typed: RD/S pathname (RD/s F:\$RECYCLE.BIN). I've also typed RD/S /Q F:\$Recycle.bin from an elevated prompt.

All of these methods eventually allow me to delete the bin. But it always returns the next night. Any suggestions?

Running Win7Premium SP1.


Answer:Solved: Corrupt Recycle Bin on External Drive

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I think I've screwed myself up into a corner. I really need help as Google is not bringing up anything that might help.
What happened is I tried to adjust the security setting for my whole external hard disk.
I have the admin rights to my computer and wanted to restrict a user to be able to read and execute only. I right clicked the drive (L:\) and adjusted the EVERYONE group.
What I didn't know was EVERYONE included the admin too. So now I've blocked myself from editing the files and folders in the external. Now I see all accounts have the special permission part unticked.
And if I check the properties of a folder in the hard disk I see an account with the special permission allowed
In a fit of panic I accidentally removed the account with special permission privilege from my hard disk properties so I don't see it when I check the properties of my hard disk but I can see the account when I check the properties for the individual folders.
For awhile I had access denied when I tried to enter the drive but now I can enter but still am restricted (can't delete folders, etc)

How do I rectify this mess I'm in?

Answer:File Permission Settings for External Drive

Through further googling, I've discovered 'taking ownership' so it's all settled now.
Admins, you can close this thread

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Hi - If I disable System Restore or Change the amount of disc space used for the ReCycle Bin neither action makes any difference to the Free or Used disc space as displayed in C Drive Properties.
Is something amiss with my OS (XP Home with SP2 installed)?

Regards. Peter

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Hi ,How are you. I get this error over and over again in the Event Viewer:

1203 - Description              : The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID

                                   and APPID

                                   to the user NT AUTHORITY\LOCAL SERVICE SID (S-1-5-19)
from address LocalHost (Using LRPC) running in the application container Unavailable SID (Unavailable). This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.

Could you tell me exactly... Read more

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I am receiving the following error in the Event Viewer from the source DistributedCOM (Windows 8.1 64 bit) :
The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID class identitification
 and APPID identification
 to the user Lenovo\Ewa with security identification SID
(S-1-5-21-1287633286-651115146-4152900111-1001) from the address LocalHost (using

LRPC) acting in the application container with identity SID
This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.
It regards Zinio Reader application.
Please advice how can I fix the problem.
Thanks and best regards, Ewa

Answer:The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID

Hi Ewa,
It's just a example instead of your real ID.
The ID of yours {316CDED5-E4AE-4B15-9113-7055D84DCC97} must be in that list. Have you attempt to find it?
I have search it on my lab computer(Windows 8.1)as below:
Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact [email protected]

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By mistake I sent a folder, containing photos...2.3 MB, to the recycle bin. I have always been able to restore files from the bin in the past. Today I can't because I don't have admin permission. How can I get the permission? If not, how can I restore the folder back to my photo gallery? Thanks.

Answer:How to get administrator permission to restore files in the recycle bin?

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Greetings group.
I have a 2 month old hard drive that failed on my desktop PC, taking My Documents with 7 years worth of data. I had just moved the folder to the new drive and hadn't gotten a chance to backup yet.
I'm trying to check Recycle bins on my External hard drives to see if I ever had even a partial Documents folder on one of them..
Problem: All 3 of my external hard drives have multiple recycle bins. All of the recycle bins show the same content as my local C Drive on my laptop. I am attaching 2 screenshots for your review. One shot is of the recycle bins on external drive, the other shot is a screenshot of the recycle bins on my C drive on laptop.
I'm logged in as Administrator because my normal login cannot access any of these recycle bins. And my normal login is in the Admin group. Using Windows Explorer as Administrator, I'm unable to see the Recycle bins. I can see them with my regular login. Very odd.

I'm so desperate for help. Any ideas appreciated.

Thanks for any help.

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Greetings group.
I have a 2 month old hard drive that failed on my desktop PC, taking My Documents with 7 years worth of data. I had just moved the folder to the new drive and hadn't gotten a chance to backup yet.
I'm trying to check Recycle bins on my External hard drives to see if I ever had even a partial Documents folder on one of them..
Problem: All 3 of my external hard drives have multiple recycle bins. All of the recycle bins show the same content as my local C Drive on my laptop. I am attaching 2 screenshots for your review. One shot is of the recycle bins on external drive, the other shot is a screenshot of the recycle bins on my C drive on laptop.
I'm logged in as Administrator because my normal login cannot access any of these recycle bins. And my normal login is in the Admin group. Using Windows Explorer as Administrator, I'm unable to see the Recycle bins. I can see them with my regular login. Very odd.

I'm so desperate for help. Any ideas appreciated.

Thanks for any help.

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I get this message (see below) every time I reboot my laptop. I select YES. Any idea how to correct it so it will stop popping up this error message?

    "The Recycle Bin on C:\ is corrupted. Do you want to empty the Recycle Bin for this drive?"

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using vista ultimate, i keep getting a pop up saying that the recycle bin on my 2nd HD(F) is corrupt. it wont let me empty it as it says i need permission (I am the administrator).i tried to delete the folder %Recycle.bin but this just hangs while 'calculating remaining time'.it does the same thing in safe mode too.any suggestions welcomed. thanks n

Answer:recycle bin corrupt

Have you tried restoring the folder? what you want to remove from the recycle bin

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I got a message saying that my recycle bin is corrupt and asks me if I want to empty the recycle bin. I don't know what to do? Can someone please Help Me?

Answer:Corrupt recycle bin

Quote: Originally Posted by lafaveg

I got a message saying that my recycle bin is corrupt and asks me if I want to empty the recycle bin. I don't know what to do? Can someone please Help Me?

If there isnt anythng in recycle you need empty it and windows will rebuild it on re-boot


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Folks, I have done something aggravating to my windows 7 64 setup.
I continually receive the message on start-up and when I delete an files . " The Recycle Bin on C:\ is corrupted Do you want to empty the Recycle bin on this drive? " If I click on yes , I get another pop-up message Box " Destination Path too long ".
I Have reloaded windows 7 Home premium 64 and finally up graded to Ultimate 64.

Do you have any suggestions as to how I can fix this?

Answer:corrupt recycle bin

This answer probably won't be of much help to you, but if I were you, I would just reinstall Windows from scratch. Sometimes it may just be easier to start over rather than to try and fix something.

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Recycle bin works but it is corrupted. I discovered this when running Windows repair for another issue,which was corrected. It does work fine,however Windows repair shows this as a problem. I used command prompt as directed and it tells me that the recycle bin is not empty.

Answer:Corrupt Recycle Bin

Chuck run these in this order

download from bleeping computer ? delete any rubbish these find.

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A few days ago I received a message saying something like my 'M' drive recycle bin was corrupted.(I have partioned my drive hence the letter M).Today I've noticed that if I delete something from drive M it dissappears rather then ending up in the recycle bin.I'm running Win XP.Does anyone know how to rectify this problem?

Answer:Corrupt Recycle Bin

See #64, right hand column click here

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When I send something to my recycle bin it does not appear. Received error message that the recycle bin is corrupt. While in the recycle bin that appears to be empty I can choose to restore items and they are restored back to original location. What can I do about this?????? Thanks.

Answer:corrupt recycle bin

What service pack do you have for Windows XP?

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Windows 7 Home Premium recycle bin works fine but is corrupt. Is this ok to leave alone?

Answer:Recycle bin Corrupt

Quote: Originally Posted by chuckhig

Windows 7 Home Premium recycle bin works fine but is corrupt. Is this ok to leave alone?

IMPORTANT: The following procedure permanently deletes all files and folders which are already in the Recycle Bin (from all user accounts in the system) and cannot be recovered.

Recycle Bin Corrupted - Cannot Delete File or Folder

1. Open an elevated Command Prompt by clicking Start > All Programs > Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and select Run as administrator.

2. Type the following command
rd /s /q C:\$Recycle.bin
press Enter:

This clears out the $Recycle.bin folder for C:\ drive. You may have to do this for each hard disk partition in your system, by changing C to the drive letter of the other drives.

3. Type exit to close the Command Prompt window.

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Unable to resolve "The Recycle bin on C:\ is corrupted....". Tried the MSoft method using command prompt "rd /s /q C:\$Recycle.bin" and also "rd /s C:\$Recycle.bin"; both at Admin elevated level, incl with Built-In Admin Account level. See attached screenshots of everything. This one's a real puzzler, and it's another riveting example of why...."I hate my computer!".


Answer:Corrupt Recycle Bin

Your file doesn't appear to work. Please upload and attach your images using the method below instead.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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Hi, Wondered If U Could Help Plz. Seems My Recycle Bin Is Corrupted. Have Tried The Command Prompt With / S Recycler Thingy But It Tells Me File Path Not Found???? .i Get The Currupted Warning When Running Disc Clean Up Or Window Washer. Any Help?

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Hi, I'm running on Vista Home Premium and I am receiving an error message every time I try to delete a file, access the C:\ or open the Recycle Bin.

This is the error: The Recycle Bin on C:\ is corrupted. Do you want to empty Recycle Bin for this drive?

Clicking Yes attempts to delete a few files, all of which require admin permission. I click Continue and it is says "Unable to Delete" Try again or Skip. Trying again brings back the "Unable to delete message." If No is clicked at the initial error screen, the same message pops up and No must be clicked again for the message to go away.

I've tried running the rd /s /q C:\$recycle.bin command. These are my results in the elevated Cmd (run as admin):
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>rd /s /q C:\$recycle.bin
C:\$recycle.bin\S-1-5-~3\$RUNVN1H\en-US\hmmapi.dll.mui - Access is denied.
C:\$recycle.bin\S-1-5-~3\$RUNVN1H\en-US\ieinstal.exe.mui - Access is denied.
C:\$recycle.bin\S-1-5-~3\$RUNVN1H\en-US\ieuser.exe.mui - Access is denied.
C:\$recycle.bin\S-1-5-~3\$RUNVN1H\en-US\iexplore.exe.mui - Access is denied.
C:\$recycle.bin\S-1-5-~3\$RUNVN1H\hmmapi.dll - Access is denied.
C:\$recycle.bin\S-1-5-~3\$RUNVN1H\ieinstal.exe - Access is denied.
C:\$recycle.bin\S-1-5-~3\$RUNVN1H\ieuser.exe - Access is denied.
C:\$recycle.bin\S-1-5-~3\$RUNVN1H\iexplore.exe - Access is denied.
C:\$recycle.bin\S-1-5-~3\$RUNVN1H\sqmapi.d... Read more

Answer:Recycle bin corrupt

I should also mention that I am the Administrator on the computer. There are zero other users on the computer.

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Every time I try to access my D:\ in any fashion, Windows 7 keeps telling me my Recycle Bin on my D:\ is corrupt and would it like me to fix it. I hit yes, but it still keeps prompting me.

Now the kicker: I don't use Recycle Bin. This is my alternate drive which I use on XP and now Windows 7. I have Recycle Bin setup to immediately delete. There is no Recycle Bin on D:\.

Has anybody else experienced this? I don't see any posts on the forums. A search on "Recycle bin" came up with 4 unrelated posts.

I don't know if this happens on my normal C:\ for XP as it Windows 7 doesn't mount it (but that's a different discussion).

Answer:Recycle Bin is corrupt?

It's probably because you have Recycle Bin set to delete or something. Really I've never heard of anything like this.

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I have a problem with my recycle bin on WinXP SP3 (problem occured while on SP2).

When I select the amount of space to allow for the bin, the amounts shown for each drive are incorrect.

That is; for the C partition at 5% = 0.97Gb (C is 19.5Gb full size), which is correct but...

D partition at 5% = 3.99Gb (D is 97Gb full size)
E partition at 5% = 3.99Gb (E is 180Gb full size)
F partition at 5% = 3.99Gb (F is 320Gb full size)

all of which are obviously incorrect.

The problem exists using both 'global' and 'configure drives independantly' modes.

I've tried rebooting to let the new selections register, to no avail.


PS: The lead up to me noticing this problem was...

* I had deleted several large (1Gb+) files from F drive, which seemed to cause the CHKDSK utility to detect problems with the MFT and the volumes Bitmap.

* CHKDSK would lock the F drive, since I couldnt use F drive I would reboot to allow CHKDSK to run. I could use F drive for varying amounts of time and then it would lock again. CHKDSK would find and resolve errors each time it ran.

* I ran other checks and rewrote the MFT from its mirror backup. Upon using the drive again I tried to empty the bin and it revealed an error something along the lines of "recyle bin for F drive is corrupt"

* Finally, I am at the stage where I havent 'used' the troubled drive for some days (the drive is present always but I havent moved any data around) and CHKDSK h... Read more

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Problem :
When starting windows an error message displays C:\ Recycle Bin corrupt or D:\ Recycle Bin corrupt. This also appears when deleting files or sending files to the recycle bin. Click on recycle bin and you see no files at all.

There is a hidden folder C:\ $Recycle.Bin or D:\ $Recycle.Bin that is the root cause of this problem and needs to be deleted.
Solution 1 Manual Fix
1. On the desktop click on Computer

2. Click on Organize on the top left menu then Folder and Search Options
and open the Folder Options Window

3. Click on the View tab and check the Show hidden files, folders and drives click
Apply and Ok. *This will display the hidden folder $Recycle.Bin when you click on your C:\ or D:\ drive

4. Locate and right click on the $Recycle.Bin folder and rename it to corrupt or anything else. Right click on corrupt and delete it.

Must rename $Recycle.Bin before deleting or it may continue throwing errors like Denied access or when you think it is deleted you see its still in your C:\ or D:\ drive or it passes the same errors to other systems on your network.

5. Go and refresh your desktop and your errors should be removed. Should now be able to use recycle bin normally.

Solution 2 quick fix (thanks to a previous post)

Recycle Bin Corrupted - Cannot Delete File or Folder - Vista Forums

If you receive any errors "Access Denied" etc then you will need to proceed with a Manual process below

If the problem continues after using both thes... Read more

Answer:Solved 7 Pro X64 Recycle bin Corrupt

After locating the Recycle bin on the Drive I changed the status from Read only

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Hi there,

I am experiencing the symptoms described by this KB article on my new Vista Ultimate 32 bit implementation.

Of course the article above is not for Vista (at this stage) and I'm not aware of a Microsoft patch for Vista for this issue.

I suspect the problem is permissions related as the message "The Recycle Bin on drive letter:\ is corrupt or invalid. Do you want to empty the Recycle Bin for this drive?" only appears for non-administrative users. The message only occurs if an administrative user has previously used the recycle bin (delete file, empty bin). e.g. Normal user logs on -> no error message, normal user logs off, admin user logs on, admin user deletes file, admin user empties recycle bin, admin user logs off, normal user logs on -> error message as per above. This occurs for every drive an admin user uses the recycle bin on and then a normal user subsequently accesses. If the normal user is promoted to admin rights the error messages do not appear.

The normal user can not empty the recycle bin when promoted with the above error as they do not have permission to do so and UAC kicks in requiring admin access.

There may not be a "fix" but I'd accept a workaround at this stage if one was available and viable, perhaps a "permissions" based hack. I could try to give "Authenticated Users" full control of the Recycle Bin but I suspect Windows tries to manage Recycle ... Read more

Answer:Corrupt or Invalid Recycle Bin

Try this:

In Tools > Folder Options > View -- temporarily UNcheck Hide Protected Operating System Files.

Then on the Explorer C: (root) drive find the folder $Recycle.bin

If you don't see it, close and reopen Explorer.

Right click on that and delete it. You may get some message about its being corrupt or warnings about .ini files.

The bin should temporarily disappear from the folder tree. Delete a file and it should reappear again.

At this point you can recheck the "hide protected operating system files" option in View.

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I can only permanently delete files and folders. I got a message saying that Recycle bin for C: is corrupt. I ran CCleaner and it gave me the same message too. What should I do?

Answer:[SOLVED] Corrupt Recycle bin

Microsoft solution here: Error Message: The Recycle Bin on C:\ Is Corrupt or Invalid. Do You Want to Empty the Recycle Bin for this...

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Using Windows XP, I can't click (double-click) on my recycle bin and get it to open. If I right click on it, it works fine. All the files are there, etc.

I have tried deleting the recycle bin in cmd (rd \s recycler) and c:\recycler\attrib -s -h recycler), which did not work. I have tried downloading hotfixes, but it still doesn't work. I even created a new shortcut, but am getting the same message.

Thanks in advance for any input.

Answer:[SOLVED] Win XP recycle bin corrupt

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Hello,Here is the error message I get right after I boot my computer and double click on the recycle bin:"The Recycle Bin on C:\ is corrupted. Do you want to empty the Recycle Bin for this drive?"your help would be appreciated.Goku

Answer:Recycle Bin Corrupt - Windows XP

See this Microsoft page:

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I have a couple of computers running Windows XP Home that state "The Recycle Bin on C:\ is corrupt or invalid. Do you want to empty the Recycle Bin for this drive?" when the user tries to delete a file.

I have the latest service pack which includes this:

This worked temporarily, but the problem came back:

Emptying the recycle bin also makes the problem go away, but then it comes back a few days later.

I've tried rd /s c:\recycler and a reboot but as usual the problem came back a few days later.

I heard some viruses mess with the recycle bin but scans with AVG, Housecall, and Malwarebytes turned up clean, and the computers have no other symptoms.

I heard about a corrupt info2 file but that doesn't apply to us because we use NTFS, not FAT32.

We have some machines with the same hardware/software that are not having the problem. On the affected computers, memt86 and chkdsk report no errors.

The software we use is quite usual. Besides Windows XP, we use Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Firefox, Thunderbird, and Dymo LabelWriter. We are not using any third-party undelete utility.

If anyone has some advice, I'd appreciate it. Thanks

Answer:The Recycle Bin on C:\ is corrupt or invalid.

I would try:

a. Running the sfc /scannow command

How To Use Sfc.exe To Repair System Files -

b. Followed by running chkdsk /r.


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I have recently been getting the recycle bin error quite a few times this past week, I have ran the MS fix three times in total now, and I am quite concerned thinking I may be infected, though I do not use p2p sites (except.. .. to watch football) on this laptop, I browse safely and don't veiwe pornsites. The only thing that could possibly infect me is that I search for a lot of Drivers and other fixing solutions, helping other folk on this site.

I encountered two problems when trying to run scans.....

1. Combofix will show itself extracting but does not run.
2. Rootrepeal will not run, I get an error message of which I have attached.

Logs are attached as requested.


iain.t :major

Answer:Corrupt Recycle Bin Error

Not finding any malware, Iain't! Guess it's the software forum for you.

If you are not having any other malware problems, it is time to do our final steps:
We recommend you keep SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for scanning/removal of malware. Unless you purchase them, they provide no real time protection. They do not use any significant amount of resources ( except a little disk space ) until you run a scan.We recommend them for doing backup scans when you suspect a malware infection.
If we had you use ComboFix, uninstall ComboFix (This uninstall will only work as written if you installed ComboFix on your Desktop like we requested.)

Click START then RUN and enter the below into the run box and then click OK. Note the quotes are required
"%userprofile%\Desktop\combofix" /uninstall

Notes: The space between the combofix" and the /uninstall, it must be there.
This will uninstall ComboFix and also reset hidden files and folders settings back to Windows defaults.

Go back to step 6 of the READ ME and renable your Disk Emulation software with Defogger if you had disabled it.
Any other miscellaneous tools we may have had you install or download can be uninstalled and deleted.
If we had you download any registry patches like fixme.reg or fixWLK.reg (or any others), you can delete these files now.
If running Vista, it is time to make sure you have reenabled UAC by double clicking on the C:\MGtools\enableUAC.reg file and allowing it to... Read more

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When I try to empty my recycle bin, I receive an error message telling me that "Cannot delete desktop. The file is corrupted and unreadable."

I have tried several of the suggestions in this and other threads. I went to the command line and removed attributes and tried to delete the recycler file. I downloaded and ran restorerecycler.reg, I tried opening in the safe mode. Along with this, I have gotten error messages regarding a volume information which apparently is a Symantic file.

I went to the files option and allowed system files to be viewed and hidden files to be viewed. However, when I started in the safe mode, I could not find the recycler file that was found exploring in the regular mode using WindowsExplorer/rightclick/explore option.

I tried using both the MoveonBoot and Unlocker to delete files in the recycler file. I think I was able to delete the actual files, although the long registry file names reappears even after being deleted.

In the end, I do not know if the Recycle Bin is corrupt or something else is, namely the Volume Information. The file is "System Volume Information \efaData\SYMEFA,DB-journal. I have run chkdsk /r twice to no avail.

Any thoughts about where I go from here?

Answer:Corrupt Recycle bin or desktop

Sorry, forgot to add my system information:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1022 Mb
Graphics Card: RADEON X300 Series, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 296182 MB, Free - 246870 MB; G: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 194323 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0U7077
Antivirus: Norton Security Suite, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

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Whenever i go to empty my recycle bin i get an error message saying cannot remove folder: the directory is not empty.
That file doesn't show in the recycle bin.
I have advanced system care 4 and when i right click on the recycle bin it gives me an option to clean privacy and when i do it tells me tells me the directory \RECYCLED\Dh888\Space Wallpapers12.jpg is corrupt and unreadable and to run the chkdsk utility.
Ive run a chkskd a few times now and it hasnt helped.

Answer:Corrupt file in recycle bin

Boot into Windows Safe Mode then try emptying recycle bin.

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Hi Guys,

After installing both the RC and RTM versions of Windows 7 Ultimate 64 I have experiened a recycle bin error message stating it;s corrupt.

Upon further investigation I can see other have experienced a similar problem and I have used the following batch code to delete the corrupted Recycle bin.
rd /s /q E:\$Recycle.bin (I have 6 different lines to reflect each of my drive letters).

The bat file does resolve the error for a short time but it always comes back after a reboot. I was just wondering if there is a permanent fix for this to prevent me having to click on 6 error message when trying to delete a file.

Any suggestions will be appreciated

Kind Regards

Answer:Constant (corrupt recycle bin(s))!

Have you tried creating a new user account to see if it also has recycle bin problems?

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Ok here is my setup two 1080 FTW in sli an 6950k rampage v extreme edition 10 ASUS xonar essence six ii 7.1 sound card 128 GB Corsair dominator platinum ram one Samsung 850 512 gigabytes pro running windows and game and a Samsung Evo one terabyte for storage music and files. The recommended setting for wow is seven but I am able to max everything thing out even past what wow interface allows and I still get great performance in most areas. But some zones mainly nighthold and broken isles not broken shore I get sort of crappy performance fluctuations between 160 fps all the way down to 20 fps. I ran emerald nightmare with about seventeen people and the fps stayed above 100 the whole time, while in nighthold it sits around 30 fps and above. My question is could wow not be made to utilize my setup what I am running and causes the game to perform badly? I would also like to add if I overclock my graphics cards to +140 wow will freeze but not my computer. So again could it be that wow cannot read my system so I am not getting the performance I should be able to get. Or could it be that my system is not enough for wow?

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Caught a virus and have been trying to clean it ( but since infection there has been no explorer.exe process on boot-up so I have no desktop icons or taskbar.

Was told to post problem in this forum --

Was instructed to overwrite it in C:\WINDOWS from other locations explorer.exe backed up, but explorer.exe could not be located in C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386\ or

(the virus deleted it from both locations after the first time I tried to copy it.)

I just tried to copy a clean version of explorer.exe (from a different computer transferred by USB stick) over the corrupted explorer.exe in the C:\WINDOWS folder. However, I could not delete it or copy over it -- I just got a error "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."

Can not click on it to start the service (same error).

Any help would be appreciated.

I have been able to access files through the task manager and my computer may still be infected.


Answer:explorer.exe corrupt after virus, no permission to replace

Malware and the cleaning process...may result in damaged system files.I would try a repair install of XP myself...but you could also try running the sfc /scannow command.How To Use Sfc.exe To Repair System Files - Louis

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For a few weeks now whenever I do anything to do with the recycle bin like delete a file or empty the bin, on any of the hard drives, it says the recycle bin is corrupt and asks if I want to empty it.

I'm sick of this error each time I delete a file, how do I fix it?


Answer:[SOLVED] All recycle bins corrupt

see if this helps you out. Recycle Bin Corrupted - Cannot Delete File or Folder - Vista Forums

good luck

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I am confused.
How does the Recycle Bin become corrupted?
Apparently this has been a long standing problem in Windows.
So is this a system security weakness?
An OS weakness?

Why does not Microsoft fix it the mandatory updates?
The published fixes are long, complicated, and intricate.
If Microsoft does not fix this for us, is there an easier fix?
What are the implications of ignoring the dire warning?

Answer:Is the Corrupt Recycle Bin Pop Up Legitimate? I am very confused.

I have never had this notice popup on any of my computers. I would say that the file/folder is corrupted on your computer. I don't know if you could delete the folder and have windows rebuild it or not. I'm sure someone will see this thread and be able to help.

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I have windows xp Pro and my recycle bin and recycler folder is corrupt. I have used cmd to delete recycler from each drive. When I restart windows the same recycler folder is there and its still is corrupt. Hwo can I get windows xo pro sp-3 to replace the folder with a running version. Here is cmd re /s /q C\recycler I do angain for D, E, and F..How can I get a new recycler bin and Recycler folder that works...without uninstalling windows xp Pro. thanks

Answer:recycle bin and recycler folder is corrupt

... try click "start" run (type) SFC /scannow [press enter] ... it may ask you to insert xp cd...... more.... Posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties

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A few months ago I reinstalled WINXP +SP2 without reformatting the HD. Everything works fine but I am puzzled about why in Docs & Settings beside my own name as a user there is another folder entitled 'My Name' with a string of 15 digits after it.I use Eudora as my email client and in Application Data under My Name the attached files and the mail boxes are out of date.Under 'My Name'+15 digits the attached files are up to date but the mail boxes and address book are out of date However when I look in Program folders, under Eudora, all the mail boxes and address book are up to date but there are no attached files.Can anyone suggest a solution, please

Answer:Documents and settings - confusion

Check "Start-Control Panel->User Accounts"Is it listed there?

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I tried to do a Panda Active Scan earlier today but was informed that my Active X settings were set incorrectly.

Also I used to get the pop-up window to connect to the Internet automatically, whenever I opened a browser window, that setting also changed

As far as I can recall I haven't changed any settings.

I changed them, but am really confused as to why they would change by them self

Answer:Active X (settings) confusion ??

hi, welcome to TSG.
panda can be a bit finickity with running it's online scanner.

Try these one's first and see if you can use their online scanners and see if it is Panda or your active X. Currently I can't run them either lol, active X is a pain in the rear!

Run an online antivirus check from at least one and preferably 2 of the following sites....

Run an online antivirus check from
Active X settings

repair IE

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Some how, my windows2K machine has developed a corrupt recycle bin and if any file is moved to it then the next reboot brings about a "Boot Device Inaccessable" Blue screen of death. I run the repair console and do a chkdsk with the /r option and it will then boot, until the next time that something hits the bin. I've told windows not to use the bin, but several programs, most notably my anti-virus software still try to recycle.

Is there anyway to delete the bin and recreate it on another part of the disk? I fear that it is cross-linked with a file needed for the boot process. I really don't want to have to re-install win2k.


Answer:Corrupt Recycle bin and Blue Screen of Death

You might try the system file checker utility. It's pretty adept at fixing corrupt files:;en-us;222471&sd=

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Recently on Vista boot up, error messages appeared "recycle bin corrupt" for each partition. Followed Microsoft Support's fix using command prompt "
rd /s /q c:\recycler" for each partition, which cleared the error message after reboot. However, now when I send a file to recycle bin, file does not appear when I open the bin (list is blank). I have checked bin properties and the "delete immediately" option is NOT selected. The file count to be deleted has increased by one when I go to execute an "empty recycle bin" command and get the dialog "You sure you want to delete (number) of files?". It seems the file is really there but is not being displayed in the recycle bin info file.

Help appreciated!

Answer:Recycle Bins Corrupt - No File List

try this: **be sure to read each recommendation on the page.


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So I reformatted Windows 8.1, and there's some system settings I wanted to save but forgot. I think Onedrive may have these settings stored, but I don't want to use onedrive/use a MS account, I prefer local-- nor do I want it syncing my files and such. Is there any way I can extract those system settings from onedrive without it doing that?


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I am considering adding an external harddrive to my laptop. It will be used for storing image copies of my laptop harddrive, archival data and digital photographs.

Thus far all my research has left me very confused as to whether I should get a USB 2.0 (which would mean I'd have to get an adaptor - more expense) or FireWire (my laptop has a FireWire port but there is some concern that it is only rated for only 100mbps).

1) which is faster USB 2.0 or FireWire?
2) what is a good external drive (would like it to be 120GB or better): Maxtor, Iomega, or whatever (price under $300 preferably.)

All opinions are welcome, thanks..

Answer:External harddrive confusion

Read the following articles:,2000023527,20264535,00.htm

Personally i would stick with firewire as it is already installed and the greater transfer speed of USB 2 would not be enough to make me go the adapter card route. I would prefer Western Digital, Maxtor or IBM. Just my opinion.

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The way I know my desktop PC has gone to sleep is that the blue light around the power button flashes (instead of being on all the time). I'm playing around with some settings right now to find out exactly what is pulling it out of its sleep.
I realized that if I go to Power Options and change the plan settings for the recommended Balanced Plan, and DISABLE wake timers, then my computer DOES stay asleep.

HOWEVER, I also noticed that I can only put my PC to sleep MANUALLY. by using Sleep Mode using the Windows Power Button. If I instead use the following "automatically sleep after..." (in this case 1 minute), it doesn't go to sleep. Why is that?

And finally, question about the following. These are the settings for my Intel 82579V Gigabit Network Connection, There is a section called "Wake on LAN". Could someone explain to me what the three items mean? (What are magic packets and pattern matches?)... in plain english language please! I'm trying to figure out if these need to be adjusted.

Answer:Confusion about Sleep Settings and Power Saver Options

this should be simple English because that all I can speak .
lan is a local area network, used In a business setting for the most part ,iam sure some guys have them at home! so wake on lan means the computer can be awaken by the company IT guy from his computer using a magic packet ,what ever that is ?,or something like that ,so you /me can disable that feature ,
magic packet ,info from my best friend on the internet .
Wake-on-LAN - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
as for the first part of you post ,if it stops the computer from automatic sleep ,then don't uncheck it ,if you don't want to manually put it to sleep

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Basicly, I changed my Vista settings on the c drive - security so that everything had permission. I thought it would help me install lol. I have managed to install stuff now,but I want to change it back to the default - but I don't know what these are, can anyone tell me? Is it unsafe to have it all set to allow?

Thank you!!!

Answer:Vista permission settings;en-us;313222

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I am trying to set my folder permission settings on XP Pro. If I take away someones ability to delete they can no longer rename a folder. How do I enable someone to create and rename both folders and files, but not delete them. Thanks.

Answer:Folder permission settings.

I have these basics down.

It seems that when a new file is renamed, the phrase "New Folder" is actually being deleted, thereby requiring "Deletion" capability. But a user can also delete anything else with this permission, which is bad news. Is there away around this bug?

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I backed up a files on an XP machine to an external drive. When I try to copy them back to a newly installed XP install on the same machine I get the following message:
"you do not have permission to view or edit the current permission settings" it then states the name of the file.

What can I do to to copy these files (mainly .jpegs) to the hard drive?

Thanks for looking.

Answer:Solved: Permission settings

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How the hell do I turn off all the annoying Vista pop-ups always asking my permission every time I tell it to do something? I know there is a way because I did it on my previous install I just can't for the life of me remember where that was.

Answer:Vista Permission Settings?


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While my WD Portable External Hard Drive was connected to my work computer, I changed the permissions on a particular folder so that only I had access to it. (I was lending it to someone else but didn't want then to have access to this particular folder).

2 hours later I was told my services were no longer required, pack up all my things and leave. Unfortunately, I forgot to reset the permissions before I left, and now when I try to access the folder on my home PC, I get 'Access Denied'.

I realise it was stupid to mess about with the permissions (especially when I don't know that much about them), but is there anyway to take ownership of this folder to gain access to the contents?

Both work and home PC are XP. Work is 64 bit. Home is 32 bit. Permissions were set up on work PCs, but not on home.
And no, there's no chance of me gaining access to my work PC again.

Answer:Need to Override Permission Settings

Did you adjust the permissions or did you try taking Take Ownership of the folder

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I have just purchased an internal HDD to put in a USB external docking port(toaster).
It is a 500GB and my internal HDD that I am currently using is a 120GB.
What I want to achieve is to use the external as a backup and a bootable HDD in the event of a internal HDD failure.
I have my original Windows install disk along with the other install cd's,motherboard drivers etc.
I need to free up space on the internal by moving all my music and pictures to the external and copy all the other data from internal to external and then just keep backing up internal to external on a regular basis.
Acronis is expensive in Canadian dollars but looks like it will do what I want.Other free programs talk about making a boot disk but that is not what I want,I just want to be able to swap the external into the comp and use it without missing a beat in case of a HDD failure.,if you know what I mean.
Should I just bite the bullet and pay the price for Acronis and avoid any complications?
Reading some of the tutorials on what to do is getting kind of complicated and confusing.
Getting frustrated now.

Answer:Solved: Cloning/imaging to external HDD confusion

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Is there a way I can restore the default permission settings on a hard drive. I have two drives my master which Vista runs on, and a secondary drive, with all my audio and video files I use for all my editing, plus my photos and music. I was messing around with the premission settings, and I am set as an Adminstrator, but now all my files are not accessible, I have tried to do a million things but I have to click so many windows just get to a file to use. Is there anything I can do to get back to the orignal settings!

Thanks a ton!

Answer:Messed up my Permission Settings on Vistax32

Try using system restore to reset the settings. If not, create a new user account with administrator priveleges and delete the old one.

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I'm not griping this time!

I've set up a limited account on my computer, and when I was testing it out, I noticed that I was able to manipulate the settings to the anti-virus program that's installed. How do I, using my administrator account, prevent the limited account from messing with it? I've hidden as many folders as possible, but the task bar icon is still visible and I can't hide it. And I can't right-click the task bar icon and mess with the security settings that way.

Answer:User account permission settings


The problem is more with your Internet Security software than with Vista. If you make the files for the Internet Security software inaccessible to a limited user - that software might not work properly for that user. Most Internet Security software (i.e. Norton, McAfee) allows you to install parental controls and give you the ability to control WHAT Windows users can or cannot do (including the manipulation of the software's settings).

What Internet Security Software are you using? Have you installed parental controls? Did you install the software while logged in as "Administrator"?

Let me know and I can probably offer more assistance.

- John

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As a less than knowledgeable computer user I stupidly changed my User "Permission Allow" check marks. I now get a "failed to enumerate objects in the container. Access denied." Of coarse I didn't write down what was originally checked off in the "Allow" box.

Would there be a listing of default settings so I can recheck the 3 categories and boxes within them to original. "System", "My Name With email address", and "Administrators"?

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I have a single PC on the Domain that is getting this error message when any Domain user logs into it. We have tried changing permissions at a folder level and the error still comes up when ever someone logs into it. The folders were redirected last year
and I believe the message started coming up after that time. As I said it's just this one PC on the Domain that has the error.

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i dont know how many people notticed that every removable drive has recycle bin on it.

its very anoying when i plug in my music drive and recycle bin jumps on it and decides to make a folder for itsself
in fact i hate that feature very much and if i knew more about programming language id probably do something about it long time ago.

i understand the recycle bin was made when dinasaurs were still alive but its been quiet a few windows versions since original kinda time to get up to date.

its a very idiotic feature that by default recycle bin creates a folder and assigns certain chunk of every drive it finds whether you want to or not.

and going and disabling it in the settings every time is a pain because i have alot of usb drives and few removable drives that i use on this PC

can anyone help with a solution.

ps. please just read and move on no need for comments if you cant help.

sorry for the language.

i was pretty upset when my recycle bin icon popped up on desktop before i wrote this post.
i have no icons on my desktop so i can enjoy the pretty wallpaper.

sometimes my recycle bin freaks out ans shows recycle bin full icon when its empty as a residue when i unplug the usb harddrive.

Answer:hidden settings for recycle bin?

Well i might as well jsut close this then. Cause no one will be able to help. Cause there is no solution.

To clarify, the recycle bin will alwqays create a small part of space and have it located on EVERY drive once hooked up to a Windows PC. Even if you go into the Windows PC Recycle Bin Settings and disable it and allow it no space at all it will STILL happen.

This is the design of the Recycle Bin. You may hate it but it is very functional for others who deal with large amount of files and sometimes by accident delete one that should not be deleted. The Recycyle Bin is there for redundancy.

That is why it is a Hidden File so that people dont see it. Unless they have System Proptected files showing which there is never a reason for that.

So your only option, is going to be hook up all your USB Devices one by one and making sure that Windows is set to not have space for them and auto delete the files. That will be the only thing you can do.

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I have my OS settings configured not to check for and install updates unless I prompt Windows to do so. I recently manually installed some updates. A few days later I noticed Windows was installing updates upon start up. I checked my update settings and sure enough they were set for everything to check and install updates automatically. What is going on here? I never noticed this kind of behavior with Vista or Windows 7.

Has anyone else noticed this or have a way to truly stop automatic updates?

Answer:Windows 8.1 Update Settings Changing without Permission

Hello Dricketts,

It appears that one of the OS updates in this last round of Windows Updates reset some of these settings back to default.

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I have been working with programs such as Blender 3d recently which conflict with my security settings. I have been getting permission denied for saving files and doing other functions in these programs. I found out how to disable the administrator setting by going in command prompt and typing "net user administrator /active no" and how to keep the computer from constantly bringing up warnings asking me to allow a change to my computer by going in user account settings and sliding the slider to zero. It seemed to be working untill I took the slider back up so that I could have some security enabled while on the internet, and then even when I took the slider back down it was still the way it was before, not letting me save my files on some programs and bringing up messages asking me to allow myself to run a program I had clicked on. I tried bringing up the command prompt and re-disabling the administrator setting and also made sure the slider was down all the way, to no effect. I was trying to do a system restore to restore whatever is screwing this up, but an error comes up everytime telling me it can't access a file possibly because of antivirus being on, even though I already turned all the security features off. Any way I could have missed something that I did right the first time but not the second?

Answer:cannot change security/permission settings in windows 7

Right click => Properties => Security => Advanced => Owner => Take Ownership => Click your user name => Then Select the box that says "Replace Owners on subcontainers and objects"

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I recently re-installed Windows 7 and all of a sudden I was having access denied problems which had never occurred before.
I have managed to fix all of these apart from one:-
When I try to change the icon via the properties of a desktop item I get:-
"you will need to provide administrator permission to change these settings"
I am the only user of the PC and my account is an administrator account.

As I said, I never had this problem prior to the re-install.
I have searched and searched but have yet to find any answers or solutions.

Any help or info would be helpful.

Answer:need to provide administrator permission to change these settings

Turn off your user account settings in user accounts.

control panel>user accounts>change user account control settings

I always set mine to never notify.

You will have to reboot to make changes.

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Hello everyone.

Not to long ago, I removed the HD from my laptop and slipped into an enclosure so that I could access information I had saved. When I initially did it all, I thought it was just a matter of connecting the enclosure to my tower and having it pop up like it would on a USB. Little did I know I needed to obtain permission and take ownership.

After reading and searching for some time, I came across the below link, and followed the direction: You don't currently have permission to access this fold

When I click on the folder and then properties, everything as it should be. I even followed the exact same steps provided in the below links as well, but to no avail:

- Change the permissions and take ownership of your files and folders | Windows Vista, XP and Windows 7 Tutorials
- I dont have the "correct permission" to access any of my - Microsoft Answers
- Windows 7 Take Ownership & Grant Permissions to Access Files & Folder

I don't know, and am at a lost right now. For example, when I click on a photo from my laptop HD, it states "Windows photo viewer can't open this picture because you don't have the correct permissions to access the file location."

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:External HD can't obtain permission

Welcome scanlessfool

It sounds like you can at least see some of the folders ? Can you give us a screen snip ?

I have had two laptop drives that were locked by the mfg, so if you put them in another computer or USB enclosure/adapter, the LOCKED message popped up

Your problem sounds simpler, we just have to find the right member that has done it before

What OS & version was on your laptop HD ?

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In Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1 64-bit I am not given the option to move files to the Recycle Bin. Instead, when I delete a file I am asked "Are you sure you want to permanently delete this file?"In the Recycle Bin properties for each hard drive partition I have not selected "Don't move files to the Recycle Bin" and I have check-marked "Display delete confirmation dialog."

I can't remember precisely when this started to happen, but I did install Update 1 recently. I don't know if that matters.

Answer:Recycle Bin Permanently Deletes Regardless of Settings

Problem solved. I restarted my computer. No change. Restarted again. No change. Restarted a third time. Now the Recycle Bin works properly. Strange!

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Hey guys,

Having a problem with Exchange 2010.

I've created a distribution group named All Staff, in which I have placed all the revelant staff in our school. When I try to share a calendar with the group I get the error message
"Calendar sharing is not available with the following contacts because of permission settings on your network."

I am able to share the calendar with individuals but this really isn't efficient.

The distribution group got the email [email protected] upon creating it.

Other information:
-Using Windows Server 2008 R2
-Client is Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
-Accessing mail through Outlook Web Access

Thanks in advance and do ask for any other information you deem necessary.

Kinds regards,
Jack Pickup

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I have been going nuts with this. For the past 3 days I have been getting messages saying I do not have permission to write in directories where I am listed as the owner. I have ensured that the users MyuserID, Administrators, and SYSTEM all have Full control over the directory. I have also made sure that the parent directories also give these users full control. I could live with this and just escalate my privileges each time I create a file. However I run some apps that need to write into some of these directories and they cant. I have checked that the application process is run under my userID and has the need permission, however it still can not write to these directories.

Is this a known bug that has recently been created? Is there some new Group or User that needs to be given permission to modify the directory. This seems to be a problem on some machines, but not others. Any help would be much appreciated. Since this just started without any changes by me, I am assuming that some Windows update is the cause.

Answer:File and Dir security permission settings not taking effect

Welcome to the Ten forums.

Have you check your Update history. Are any updates failing?

While I can't comment on known bug, others may have more info, do you have restore points enabled? If so would you consider invoking system restore as you seem to have a handle on when it started.

Obviously updates will simply re-initiate. You may consider changing what updates you receive. Make it just windows and do not included other products (ie., drivers). This will rule out drivers or "Other" patches.

Do you use any software to Image your OS / Data? If not, a number of individuals on this forum recommend Macrium Reflect. You may also want to review the tutorial section. Macrium is free to home users. It is easy to use and can quickly get you back to a known working system.

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Inside W10's Event Viewer, I see an error with ID of 10016 (DistributedCOM). Its error description is -

The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID
{ (long number) }
{ (long number) }
to the user NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM SID (S-1-5-18) from address LocalHost (Using LRPC) running in the application container Unavailable SID (Unavailable). This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.

This error message says that I can modify security permission. As this topic is over my head, I don't know if I should do this or not. Thanks for any comments on this issue.

Answer:DistributedCOM permission settings Error 10016 -should I resolve this?

There are lots of discussions on this topic here at TenForums, but the clearest explanation of the problem and the fix come from this Shaun Cassells article: Windows 10 Event 10016 Fix: The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID {D63B10C5-BB46-4990-A94F-E40B9D520160} and APPID {9CA88EE3-ACB7-47C8-AFC4-AB702511C276} to the user NT AUTHORITY\LOCAL SERVICE SID (S-1-5-19) from address LocalHost (Using LRPC) running in the application container Unavailable SID (Unavailable). This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.I a – Quarter Five – Thoughts and Solutions. I've got this issue on most of my systems and have never bothered to fix it. Doesn't seem to have much of an impact either way. Do what you think best!

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Dear Forum,

I recently changed computer and therefore had to use a external hard drive.

I have placed some documents onto the desktop until l
1. I figure out where to locate it.
2. I also recently had the Windows Update crash my documents and altered the settings - after looking how to do it.
Recycle Bin Corrupt and Permission settings confusion - external hdd

I followed a prior thread and my Command Prompt has not moved from the last command

To solve the desktop issue: (also elevated command prompt)

cd %userprofile%
You see C:\users\<your name> now.


icacls Contacts /reset /T /C
icacls Desktop /reset /T /C
icacls Documents /reset /T /C
icacls Downloads /reset /T /C
icacls Favorites /reset /T /C
icacls Links /reset /T /C
icacls Music /reset /T /C
icacls Pictures /reset /T /C
icacls "Saved Games" /reset /T /C
icacls Searches /reset /T /C
icacls Videos /reset /T /C
icacls appdata /reset /T /C
Is this common thing to happen?

I am being patient. I am glad that I had assistance from this forum. Better than others.

I am hopeless. I think I was inpatient, and perfectionist and should not go into items I should not. I am now going through all the issues of retrieving everything from the recycle bin. That caused a multitude of problems. I also have invested in a couple of external hard drives from a nurse that felt sorry for me.

I have left most things alone - I lacked a lot of energy and had no time.

T... Read more

Answer:Permission settings from Desktop - Windows 7 32 Home Premium

I'm unsure of all of the items your moving onto the new machine,
You can use this on Personal files/ programs would not qualify as a personal file,

Permissions- inheritable,

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As title.

I've begun to use TeraCopy, which is much better than the stupid Win7 copy handler. There's just one problem:

When TeraCopy moves a file from a user-owned folder to a public folder, it retains folder's user-level permissions. I can manually give access to Everyone for this folder, but it is very annoying.

So, I'm looking for a way to easily remove a folder's own permission settings and make it use only inherited permissions.


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I'd like a brief tutorial, or a link to a page where I might be able to accomplish a little more restrictive environment. I understand the basic logic for what I want to accomplish, yet I can't get it to work. Here's my scenario:

Through Active Directory, I want to set a global group of users with restricted access to certain settings and programs, namely Remote Desktop Connection (I had a separate thread that dealt with comp. sci. students using the RDC to bypass the web filter). I can go around each computer and disable the RDC remotely, but I'd like to set it up to where every account name takes on the security/permission settings.

As a note: At my college, the accounts are set up to where even the desktop background is reset after logout. We have a tiny problem with kids changing the mouse cursors and backgrounds here. Any suggestions on how to accomplish this?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Privileges and Security Permission Settings Through Active Directory

Anyone? Anyone? Beuller?

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The network environment is a Workgroup consisting of Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7 Pro, and Windows XP Pro.

My example:
I have enabled Guest account in the Windows Server 2008 R2 computer.
I have created a new folder "guestshare" in c: and use Share with menu to add Guest with Read/Write Permission Level.

When I try to map it in the Windows XP Pro machine thru Map Network Drive function under Tools menu, I won't see that share using the Browse button. However, I can type the UNC path and map it.

If I turned off the Password Protected Sharing in the Windows Server 2008 R2 computer, I will see that share using the Browse button and able to map it. What is the reason for this behavior?

I wonder whether the following settings in Advanced sharing settings of Windows Server 2008 R2 can affect mapping:

File and printer sharing
Public folder sharing

Since mapping a drive requires authentication, is there any settings in User Right Assignments and Security Options of Local Policy that can affect mapping? For example, I wonder about the following settings:

User Right Assignments
Access the computer from the network
Allow log on locally
Deny access to this computer from the network
Deny log on locally

Security Options
Accounts: Limit local account use of blank passwords to console logon only
Network access: Shares that can be accessed anonymously
Network access: Sharing and security model for local accounts

Also, does the setting of Guest account in the Win... Read more

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Client of mine has got windows 2008 server as a standalone PC (no domain) with username: server and password : fake

And he has 5 other PCs (XP Profe SP3) on the same LAN

PC1, username : forum1,password : work1

PC2, with username: forum2, password:work2

PC3, with username: forum3, password:work3

PC4, with username: forum4, password:work4

PC5, with username : forum5, password:work5

Windows 2008 has got a folder to be shared with PC1, PC2, PC3,,,,not PC4 nor PC5

I know how to share the folder if I use option “Everyone” Under Properties > Sharing > Advanced Sharing > Permissions > Add > Everyone ,,,,,,and I know how to use the option “Public Folder” which is located %SystemDrive%\User\Public

With “Everyone” option PC4 and PC5 would be able to get access to the shared folder
Now my question if I do not want to use "Everyone" option , I have to create additional three local accounts on the server which are ( username : forum1,password : work1 ) and ( username: forum2, password:work2 ) and ( username: forum3, password:work3 )

Those username then will be able to login to the server which I do not want that to happen. Is this what suppose to be in such scenario ?


Answer:Windows 2008 shared folder with XP and permission settings

make a folder for each username ? make it so they can see their own folder ? not to clear on what exactly you are trying to do...

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Hey Everyone!

I installed the firefox portable in my external hard disk and use it at the library computer.

One thing very strange is all the setup of firefox e.g. proxy, addons, and the open tab history are gone after I unplug it from the library computer.

Looks like it has to do with the permission setting on the external hard disk.

Can you tell me how to change the permission on my external hard disk?

In addition, say if I want to use my external hard disk as the portable computer that I have all the application installed and ready for use on any third computer. Is there any application/platform can help me to achieve that?

Thanks for your help

Answer:How to re-set the permission on external hard disk

This should be in the Windows Vista forum (as you are talking about permissions I'm assuming Vista and you list your o/s as Vista). Perhaps a mod could shift it to the right place?

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I was using my work laptop at work and connected my personal USB external drive to the laptop. No problem. I used the external drive to show colleagues some pictures of my new house renovation and then disconnected the drive.
However, when I reconnected the drive to my own personal laptop at home, it informed me that it was locked by bitlocker and needed a recovery to unlock it!
At no time was I requested to bitlocker it or indeed informed that bitlocker was locking the drive. This totally sucks as I have precious family photos on the drive and now cannot access them!!
Can anyone help?

Karl Marsden

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So recently had my old Windows 7 desktop crash on me. Got a new Windows 8 desktop and since then have gotten an external enclosure to try and scrap the files off of the old hard drive, but when trying to connect the Drive into the new computer I get this issue >> 406da2a65a966887ab9d90c8eaf63677.png >> cfe542bf267bd7d2e3d07b5d317c97f4.png I have tried many troubleshooting options and everytime I try to change permission I just get this error message. a66c2f145769b4fdc1c99b4efc8356a4.png >> b95f4478b90c4265e3eba041043caf3a.png

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Trouble getting permission into my External Drive

Update::: Was finally able to get into the drive, now the issue is getting permission for the folders >> 7fa9d7aa7d9a9bba85d8202306cc5809.png

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Hello, I converted my old desktop hard drive into an external hard drive for my laptop. The old desktop ran on XP (if that matters).

My new laptop is Windows 7.

When I plugged in the external hard drive, I tried to access the folders and got "permission denied". After looking online I found out that I need to become the owner of the new files/folders in order to set permissions.

I went into Start > Computer > right click on E: drive (E: is the name of the external HD)

Clicked on Properties > Security > Advanced > Owner tab. Now I initially selected "my computer"\Administrators as the owner. Checked "Replace owner on subcontainer and objects"

I then tried to access the folder and was denied. So I repeated the steps and made my username as the owner.

I also went in and gave myself full access to the folders.

Now it is hit or miss. Some folders are OK to go into, some still require me to become owner.

I cannot access any of my files, unless I go in one by one and give myself "full permission".

I have thousands of files on my hard drive, and I really don't want to go in one by one to set my permissions.

Am I missing anything? Is there any ownership or permissions that I can set at the top level and have it go all the way to the files?

Thanks in advance (I hope I gave enough information, but if not, please ask.)

Answer:Do not have permission on external hard drive

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New here so thanks for any help in advance. I have Windows 8.1 and my settings for my recycle bin are "Don't move files to recycle bin. Remove files immediately when deleted." yet my recycle bin still fills up with the files I intend to delete. Thanks again!

Answer:Windows 8.1 Recycle Bin Settings Not Working Properly

Hello Henry, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Do you have the Don't move files to the recycle bin... setting selected for all hard drives in the computer?

Recycle Bin - Permanently Delete Items Automatically - Windows 7 Help Forums
Hope this helps for now,

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running windows 7 service pack 1 64 bit.
Cannot put files in recycle bin as they get only deleted permanently. Cannot change options.
Here is the screenshot:

Thank you for your help.


Answer:Recycle Bin only deletes permanently and cannot change settings


Check for a key called "NoRecycleFiles" in


If present, try setting the value to 0. Alternatively, delete it.

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I want to keep a "details" view in the recycle bin of Windows 7 Home Premium. I had no trouble doing that until a couple of days ago.

Now, the recycle bin wants to show "tiles" view. Always.

There is a dropdown list on the upper right of the recycle bin where you can choose the setting. That's the first place I looked and found it set to "tiles"---although I have always had details view until 2 days ago and certainly have not looked at that dropdown in at least 6 months.

If I set the dropdown to details, close the recycle bin, and immediately reopen it, the dropdown is set to tiles.

I remember going through recycle bin folder view hell on XP and I think Vista as well. Is this also a known issue on Windows 7 and does anyone have any suggestions?

The only thing I can recall that I have done to my system in the last few days is get the most recent 4 "important" Window updates.

Answer:Recycle bin folder view settings will not stick

Strange. I just checked and the recycle bin folder view stays at details, even when closed and opened. And my computer has the latest updates.

1) Try the following.

Click on Start, type desktop icons into the search box, and then click Show or hide common icons on the desktop.

In the Desktop Icon Settings dialog box, clear the Recycle Bin check box, now select the Recycle Bin check box.

Click OK.

2) It may be a corrupted user profile.

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I have a Laptop here with Windows 7 home premium on it.

I have redirected the documents/photos/videos/etc folders to a network drive. When i check the settings of the recycling bin, each folder shows up as a "drive" where i can adjust how much space is allotted for deleted files. Currently each folder is alotted 50GB...

I am a little confused by all this. I obviously dont want 50GB allotted. But I also dont want each folder to have its own space for deleted items. Isn't there some way to consolidate this?

Ideally I want just the C: drive of the computer to act as the storage location for deleted files. or if that is not possible i want just 1 consolidated storage location for deleted files on the network drive.

Answer:Recycle bin settings on Windows 7 w/document redirection

Normally, each partition will have a % of it available to be in the 'Recycle Bin'. Just FYI, the items are not actually deleted or moved, they are simply marked as 'deleted' on their resident drive, then a record kept in the Recycle Bin. So there is such way to 'consolidate' the deleted/recycled files since they are not actually being moved to begin with. Because your pointing to network drives, the system is just likely assigning each folder a virtual drive letter so that it can keep track of the deleted items for it's own sake.

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I use an external hard drive for music and video storage and recently noticed that it seemed fuller than expected. On looking at the contents of the external with a disk report programme I discovered that there was 20 GB given up to a recycle bin. I revealed this by showing hidden files and folders and was about to delete the bin when a warning came up saying other things may not work if I did so.
So my question is , is it safe to delete this recycle bin and what are the ramifications, if any , of doing so ?
Any help would be great.
Regards Alex

Answer:Recycle Bin On External Drive

I would not delete the Recycle Bin (I don't think you actually can), but instead, from your desktop, right click the Recycle Bin, select Properties, and from there check the box for Configure Drives Independently. From that point, look for your external drive letter, click on that tab, then you can move the slider for space reserved/used down to however much you want to use (as a percentage of the drive). You MAY have to do this every time that you disconnect/reconnect the drive.

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Apologies if this topic has previously been discussed, but my search didn't yield helpful results.

In attempting (unsuccessfully) to install a citrix plugin for remote desktop, I'm discovering that advanced security settings for Program Files are screwed up, but I am unable to adjust them. I am currently logged in as administrator and user account control settings are set to "never notify". Please see the attached screenshot. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Permission / Advanced Security Settings issue with Program Files

What is the image you posted supposed to show? I don't see anything wrong. It's normal for Trusted Install to own the operating system directory trees like Program Files, Program Data, Windows, etc.

Your looks the same as mine:

Are you logged in as the normally hidden Administrator account or are you logged in as an Administrator level account?

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Ok heres the thing, i just got a computer today, my mate put it together and i have a legit version of windows vista business. I was recently downloading stuff for my computer and everytime i tried to open the instalation file it comes up with "windows needs your permission to continue". i click ok but the screen then sort of fades and then just never loads it? so i tried turning of the user account control, however everytime i do it comes up with the same message, "windows needs your permission to continue". If i try and change my firewall, or do anything with a shield marked next to it, it comes up with the message and the program never opens, forcing me to close it down in task manager. I am the only user on the computer and am an adminstrtor. i didnt set a password when i installed windows, and now i cant even change it. Please help this is frustrating me so much, i cant even find help on goodle. so yeh basically i cant install anything or change any settings. f any can help me at all please..... IM DESPERATE

Answer:help - can't access any settings or install files due to windows needing permission t

hi and welcome this may help clarify permissions and admin and this

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Somehow, the user permission settings have been changed to 'everyone' and I cannot get access to

A) Regedit
B) Run as administrator
C) wmimgmt.msc nor
D) Microsoft Security Essentials (for update)

I have installed and run updated malwarebytes, also, cleaned %temp% and prefetch folders; What steps can I take to regain access to my computer? *I do not have the installation CD nor backup restore point.

Here are links I've used so far to solve these problems:
A):Cannot access regedit.
B):No Run as Administrator option on an admin account
"Everyone" group vs "Users" group
C): ...
D): ...
#Windows 7 Ultimate 64BIT

Answer:User Permission Settings, Regedit dll, wmimgmt.msc security malfunctio

Do you still need assistance with this issue?

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My son received an HP laptop for christmas.  I'm unable to access family settings to give permission for Chrome.  Shoot, I can't find any settings to change.

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I have successfully configured my server to allow SSH connections using OpenSSH. I'm able to log in as an administrator and browse files by command line.

When I don't use UNC for my home directories (as I do with my domain under user accounts so I have a home directory) I am able to browse files within Filezilla.

The problem is that I *cannot* log into the SFTP site with an account if it does not have administrative rights. Is there a specific right that I need to grant to that user account using ntrights.exe? I'm baffled. So close, yet still so insecure.

I'm tempted to just use FTPS with Serv-U or something. Can't remember if that will run as a service.

Oh, I'm using Windows 2003, Enterprise Edition (MSDNAA)

Thanks in advance, and if you require any additional information, please let me know!

My next step will to be able to figure out how to apply virtual directories for my users.


Edit: Oh, and yes, the users do have permission to access their home directories.

Answer:I beseech the wisdom of the HardGawds: SFTP (SSH) User Permission settings

You *might* have better luck in the OS based forum for this... maybe...

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Hello all- I have researched this problem I have and cannot find a definitive solution. I have some external hard drives I use to store pictures movies, etc. Many of the folders and files that have been put on the drives are just wasting space and I would like to delete them. Problem is when I try to delete the laptop tells me I need permission to perform the delete. When I go to that folder and pull up the properties to get the security tab to edit the user permissions... I highlight any of the accounts (including the administrator account) and it does not allow me to add, remove, click on full control to allow full control, etc. Those functions are grayed out and will not allow me to change them so that I can have full permission rights and delete the folders on the hard drive. It is very annoying and in time the hard drive will be near full and I will have all those unwanted folders and files taking up space.

I have noticed that all the external drives I plug into my laptop show them to be in the shared state and it shows a tiny icon on top of the drive letter of two people's upper torso and head standing next to each other.

Does anyone know how to fix this or get access permission rights for these external drives.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Answer:User Permission problems on external drives

Try to take ownership of those folders:

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I have a 1TB backup external hard drive It has a windows live onecare backup of 275GB on it plus other copies of files so there is only 304 of 931 GB free. It was on XP but computer now win 7 home premium which wont backup a 300Gb chunk from my new internal 1TB disc. Says not enough room

When i try to delete the old 275GB onecare[discontinued] backup I get permission denied. How do i get rid of this permission stuff on my own computer.


Answer:Permission problem External backup drive

Welcome to TSF!

May just need to take ownership of the file/folder to give yourself access. Option two in this guide is the one I would try first:
How to Take Ownership of an object in Vista/Windows 7

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I have an external hard drive connected to my W10 PC. Sometimes when I boot (not all the time) I get an error message that the recycle bin is corrupted because the drive is showing as one of the drives that utilizes the recycle bin. It then asks me if I want to empty the recycle bin, which I do. I then go in and change the recycle bin properties to NOT include that drive path. Until a couple days later when it happens again.

Answer:External drive appearing in recycle bin

I would try reformatting the drive.

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Whenever I go to empty my recycle bin, my external seagate spins up. I looked at the properties and the drive is there listed as primary. I change it to "C" and it eventually defaults back to the external. why is this happening and how can I fix it permanently

Answer:Recycle bin attached to External drive?

Whenever I go to empty my recycle bin, my external seagate spins up.

Normal behavior.

There is a $Recycle.Bin folder on each drive attached to the computer which contains files deleted on that drive. When you empty the recycle bin the OS must check the $Recycle.Bin folder on each drive to see if it contains any entries that need to be deleted.

Unless I have misunderstood your question.

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I had forgotten every drive has a hidden Recycle Bin. Today I was scanning with Malwarebytes and notice it taking a long time on J:Recycle Bin.

Unhid System Files and there it was in External root with 57gb in it!

Guess I just assumed deleting External drive files puts them in desktop's Recycle Bin.

What would routinely empty this hidden bin or how would anyone even know to do so? Can it eventually take up all the External HD space? Most people don't run Disk Cleanup on Externals, do they?

Just askin. Maybe this will helps others. Thanks.

Answer:57gb in external's hidden Recycle Bin?

Actually that one baffled me for a while, I was trying to figure out where all that missing space was. It was in the hidden recycle bin. I'm curious to know what would empty this too.

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Basically Im using Windows7 with two attached USB HDD full of videos. I want to sync the 1TB HDD to the 500GB HDD and have a mirrored backup. Ive been using Toucan for this sync. The problem happens because windows insists on adding a recycle bin to each of the independent HDDs. Toucan fumbles with the Recycle bin on the sync saying it can not "enumerate" Videos copies to second HDD is corrupted.


Answer:Recycle bin on external HDD interferes with sync

You should be able to exclude certain files/folders. But I don't know that software. I use FreeFileSync and it works great. Give it a try if you can't sort Toucan.

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