The Recycle Bin Is Corrupted or Not Valid in Windows Server 2003


If you are using a Windows Server 2003-based computer, you cannot access your Recycle Bin. When you double-click the Recycle Bin, you may receive an error message that states that the Recycle Bin is either corrupted or not valid.


This problem may occur if the Active Directory Migration Tool v2 was used to migrate your profile to a new computer. This problem does not occur if the Recycle Bin was empty before the migration.


Hotfix Information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

File Information

The English version of this fix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.

Date Time Version Size File name
23-May-2003 11:05 5.2.3790.37 463,360 Mcsdctworkerobjects.dll


To work around this problem if you are a system administrator, empty the Recycle Bin of all users of the computer before the migration.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

Artikel-id: 819766 – senaste granskning 28 maj 2008 – revision: 1