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Recycle Bin Problems

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#1 sbcooke


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Posted 19 August 2017 - 10:36 PM

I have a Dell Inspiron 3647 SFF computer with Windows 10 Pro version 1607, (OS Build 14393, 1593). When I open the Recycle Bin icon on the desktop, Windows Explorer starts, except the top line on the windows shows Recycle Bin. All menuing functions act and work as Windows Explorer. I tried launching Recycle Bin through the command line with administrator privileges and received the same exact results. If I right-click on the Recycle Bin icon, the dialog box shows an "empty" line (not "Empty Recycle Bin"). clicking on "empty" brings up a notification box with Explorer.EXE on the blue (top) line and context box stating "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Programs control panel. There is no association in the Default Programs control panel for Recycle Bin that I can see.


Question 1. What is causing this issue and how can it be fixed?


Question 2. Is this an issue that would prevent my being able to update to Windows 10 Creators Update? 

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#2 britechguy


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Posted 19 August 2017 - 10:46 PM

I'll be darned if I know what's causing the issue, but you could try:



to see if that will fix it.


But, if you're really wanting to force the update to Creators Update that might fix it as well.  Follow the instructions here:


Updating Windows 10 using the Windows 10 ISO file

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