I've done virtually nothing to my XP-pro system (ahem) except install Windows 7 beta on a second hard drive. Now every drive in XP-pro (i.e. partition) has a new folder called $RECYCLE.BIN. I assume (hope) this is MS in their almighty wisdom choosing to change the recycle bin store from the good ol' RECYCLE we know and love all these years......and not a nasty??