XP: Weird Recycler (not Recycled) Folders.
Windows XP Home Edition with Service pack 2
I am running Multiple OSís on a system with 12 visible partitions spread over three hard disks. There are a couple hidden partitions.
All but one partition has a Folder named Recycler. These partitions have no Folder named Recycled, which is the standard I have always noticed until today. I do not know if these Folders appeared today or 6 months ago. Who pays any attention to those Recycled Folders?
The Recycle Bin on my Desktop indicates that it is empty.
Every Recycler Folder contains one subsidiary Folder with the following strange name.
Some have additional Folders with similar names. One Recycler Folder contains about 10 Folders with normal names & which contain files generated by Visual Basic 6.0 These latter files I do not want to lose.
Windows Explorer shows the strangely named subsidiary Folders as empty. A File Manager utility called Ztree shows that each contains two files: Dektop.ini & INFO2, which are normally shown by this utility as being in each ordinary Recycled Folder. These files seem to be some sort of control files for Recycle Bin processing. Windows Explorer is known to hide some data from the user. Microsoft does not consider any user intelligent enough to be allowed to know everything about his/her system.
My system seems to be running okay, but the above has me worried.
I intend to try moving the 10 normal folders and their files from the Recycler Folder to where they belong. I am in no hurry to do this before trying to learn more about what caused this anomaly and how to fix it.
Does anybody have any ideas about the above?
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