I have the latest service pack which includes this: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/297760
This worked temporarily, but the problem came back: http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/restorerecyclebin.reg
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
Edited by The Piano Guy, 05 June 2012 - 04:00 PM.