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Mystery files in Recycle bin?

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Anonymous
March 6, 2005 9:50:22 PM

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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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Anonymous
March 6, 2005 9:50:23 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

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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