Windows 10: Recycle Bin(s) on External Hard Drives show Local Hard Drive Recycle

  1.    25 Feb 2016 #1

    Recycle Bin(s) on External Hard Drives show Local Hard Drive Recycle


    Greetings group.
    I have a 2 month old hard drive that failed on my desktop PC, taking My Documents with 7 years worth of data. I had just moved the folder to the new drive and hadn't gotten a chance to backup yet.
    I'm trying to check Recycle bins on my External hard drives to see if I ever had even a partial Documents folder on one of them..
    Problem: All 3 of my external hard drives have multiple recycle bins. All of the recycle bins show the same content as my local C Drive on my laptop. I am attaching 2 screenshots for your review. One shot is of the recycle bins on external drive, the other shot is a screenshot of the recycle bins on my C drive on laptop.
    I'm logged in as Administrator because my normal login cannot access any of these recycle bins. And my normal login is in the Admin group. Using Windows Explorer as Administrator, I'm unable to see the Recycle bins. I can see them with my regular login. Very odd.

    I'm so desperate for help. Any ideas appreciated.

    Thanks for any help.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Recycle bin on local drive has duplicate info in all 4 bins.jpg   Recycle bin on external hard drives showing local drive.jpg  
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