I recently moved the target of folder redirection from a share to a DFS namespace share, ie from \\SITE1FILESERVER\Share to \\DOMAIN\Share. I seeded the DFS contents and accidently copied the recycle bin as well. Now, whenever users login they see an error message:

"The recycle bin on (shared, redirected My Pictures/My Videos) folder is corrupted..."

The funny thing is that I do not have the issue for Documents - only for Pictures/Videos - even though all three are redirected and I am pretty sure I accidently copied the Recycle Bin for the Documents as well.

Both Videos/Pictures are set to "follow" the Documents folder.

I do not get the issue when logged in as Administrator.

This happens on any attempt to access/refresh the Recycle Bin

Any clues on how to fix this?


I had a similar issue with Personal and Desktop special folders redirected on Windows 7 workstation in Active Directory to a Samba 3.6 share on a CentOS Linux server.

Every time a user logged in or opened a Recycle Bin icon on a desktop he got multiple messages like "The Recycle Bin on H:\ is corrupted. do you want to empty the Recycle Bin for this drive?".

I have found a solution on some blog post. I've added

veto files = /$RECYCLE.BIN/

to [global] section of /etc/samba/smb.conf.

I think you can use File Server Resource Manager for similar disallowing $RECYCLE.BIN on Windows Server.

  • This worked like a charm on Ubuntu 16.04. My only question is, where in the [global] section should I put the veto line? Right now it's the first line in the section, but I'm sure there's a more natural emplacement for it. – alfadog67 Mar 19 '19 at 22:08

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