Many times people ask why do i have a Recycler folder? whereas a friend of mine has Recycled folder, on the root of their OS?
Well to answer them: here is a liitle details on as to why there are such differences?
well Recycler folder will exists only and only if you are running Windows versions on NTFS formatted Partition.
whereas Recycled folder will exists only if the windows versions are running on a FAT32 formatted partition.
However, I have also seen people those who had both of these folders existing on the root of their OS.
Why so?, well these guys had converted their OS partitions from FAT32 to NTFS and thats what caused these two, to be found together.
Hope this helps.