Mystery files in Recycle bin?

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I have 4 partitions: C & D on drive 1, and E and F on drive 2. E is a
copy of my 'system drive' C, made a year ago. I have not booted to it
for many months, and I rarely open it. So I'm very puzzled why an XP
search for recent files (Modified last 2 days) across my entire PC
found several hundred hits from E. All sorts of files used in C & D,
but certainly not in E appeared in folders like these:
E:\Recycled
E:\RECYCLER\NPROTECT
E:\RECYCLER\S-1-5-21-4065617495-2690133624-1694720459-1005
etc

How on earth can these files be sent to the E Recycle bin when I
haven't been near E please?

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Terry, West Sussex, UK
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    Here's a clue... E:\RECYCLER\NPROTECT


    Norton Utilities 2002 v6.0 - WinNT/2000/XP
    Troubleshooting problems with the Recycle Bin
    http://tinyurl.com/5uwrd

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    Hope this helps. Let us know.

    Wes
    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

    In news:cajm211aa7co7948pqgud0csvpcnr76ok6@4ax.com,
    Terry Pinnell <terrypinDELETE@THESEdial.pipex.com> hunted and pecked:
    > I have 4 partitions: C & D on drive 1, and E and F on drive 2. E is a
    > copy of my 'system drive' C, made a year ago. I have not booted to it
    > for many months, and I rarely open it. So I'm very puzzled why an XP
    > search for recent files (Modified last 2 days) across my entire PC
    > found several hundred hits from E. All sorts of files used in C & D,
    > but certainly not in E appeared in folders like these:
    > E:\Recycled
    > E:\RECYCLER\NPROTECT
    > E:\RECYCLER\S-1-5-21-4065617495-2690133624-1694720459-1005
    > etc
    >
    > How on earth can these files be sent to the E Recycle bin when I
    > haven't been near E please?
    >
    > --
    > Terry, West Sussex, UK
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