|If it is a clunker it probably won't run XP worth a hoot - you might be stuck with 9x!|
DAVEINCAPS - the recycle bin doesn't behave as a normal folder. First the files in there don't really exist, they have not even been moved or removed from their original locations, they have just had their attributes set to deleted and then their renamed tokens added to a special hidden text file in the recycle bin that allows one to magically restore them from the recycle bin.
Restoring files from the recycle bin using the Windows right click option is the ONLY way to recover them from there and since the folder does not hold the actual file at all, DOS can not copy it from there as it could any real file.
Attributes used above is not quite the right way to word it. The sectors/clusters of the file are not marked as deleted but are they marked with a special byte denoting recycle bin useage. This allows the system to NOT overwrite them as a truly deleted culster would be, but only the recycle bin can access them. It's very complicated.
My only point here is that you can't copy files to or from the bin as you could any other folder - they don't really exist in there as files, they aren't moved in the first place.