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Recycle Bin Recovery Software

  • Regain mistakenly deleted or emptied recycle bin files on Windows
  • All files formats of images, documents, audio, video, etc are supported
  • Performs file recovery from various external storage drives
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Unable To Delete Files from Recycle Bin Windows 10

"Hi, I use Windows 10 computer I am trying to delete some files from my recycle bin, but the system is not letting me delete. I don’t want to try the Empty Recycle Bin option, as I want to restore a few files from it. But unfortunately, the restore option also not working. I don’t know what to do? Please suggest me what should how do I proceed? "

From the above-stated problem, it is understood that the user wants to restore and delete some files from the Recycle bin. The reason behind this problem could be the corruption of the Windows 10 recycle bin. Now, when it comes to deletion and the restoration process, it is first recommended to concentrate on the restoration of files. Once the files are restored successfully, we can go with the file deletion.


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How to restore files from a corrupt recycle bin?

Step 1: Download the Recycle Bin Recovery software on your Windows 10 computer

Step 2: Launch the application and click on the Recover Files option.

Step 3: Then from the list of drives, select the drive that holds the Windows 10 recycle bin (Example C: Drive)

Main Window

Fig A: Main Window

Step 4: Let the software scans the drive completely.

Scanning in Progress

Fig B: Scanning in Progress

Step 5: A new window comes up with a list of recoverable files in Data View/File Type View layouts.

List of Restored Files

Fig C: List of Restored Files

Step 6: Right-click on any file to preview. Check-mark the files that you wanted to restore and go to next step

Preview Recovered Files

Fig D: Preview Recovered Files

Step 7: Lastly, select the desired location to save the recovered files. Hit on the Save button.

Saving Recovered Recycle Bin Data

Fig E: Save the Recovered Data

Note: You can implement the same steps to recover deleted photos after emptying the recycle bin, recycle bin files lost after the system update, and all other data loss situations related to the recycle bin.

Way to delete recycle bin files

Once your files are safely restored, now it’s time to delete the unwanted files from the corrupt recycle bin. As you have restored important files from recycle bin, you can now use the Empty Recycle Bin option, for that:

Method #1: Go to Recycle Bin, right-click on it and select Empty Recycle Bin option from the list

Method #2: Open Recycle Bin, click on the Manage option from the menu bar and select Empty Recycle Bin option

Method #3:

  • Go to Access Settings
  • Chose Storage and then This PC under Storage
  • Hit Temporary files and recycle bin option
  • Select Empty recycle bin and hit Delete


If you are unable to empty the recycle bin then, use the following method:

  • Open Command Prompt by Start > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt
  • Type the following command in it
  • rd/s C:\recycler or rd/s /q C:\$Recycle.bin

  • Close the Command Prompt window
  • Refresh and check the recycle bin, it should be empty now

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