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Recycle Bin shutting down

  1. #1


    Posts : 25
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Recycle Bin shutting down


    Hi folks,

    I'm having a strange problem on Windows 8.1, when I go into my recycle bin to look at what is in it...the window just closes! it does this every single time, I have also noticed that File Explorer has done it a couple of times.

    Has anyone else had this?

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Haven't had it but running this batch file might help.

    dism.bat

    Download it, right click it & click Properties & Unblock it & right click it & choose Run as administrator.
    It takes 2 hours or so to finish.
    You can leave it run in the background until it is done.

    It contains---

    Click image for larger version
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  3. #3


    Posts : 25
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Will give it a go...I did notice if there is no files in the bin it stays open but soon as there is a file in the bin it shuts down after you open it
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