I was wondering whether the following also applied to the virtual drives created by True Image 9. ---------------------------------- I have Ghost 10 and NAV 2005 installed in Win 2000. Tonight, I ran a backup to create the base set for a recovery point set. Used Explore to create virtual drives from the backup image. Let's call a real drive C and its corresponding virtual drive O. I opened a command prompt window and ran the following: CD C: cd \ dir/s/-p > d:\c.txt CD O: cd \ dir/s/-p > d:\o.txt CD D: cd \ fc c.txt o.txt > co.txt Examining c.txt and o.txt, I noticed that there were a few more files in the virtual drive than in the real drive. That made no sense, as I had not changed anything since the backup. I got curious, and compared a few more real drives with their corresponding virtual drive. In ALL cases, the virtual drive had a few more files. This was troubling as a backup should not create files, so I investigated further. Examining co.txt, I quickly found the problem. Same for comparing the other real drives with their corresponding virtual drive. The difference occurs because NAV 2005 is protecting each Recyled directory as a "Norton Protected Recycle Bin". In each case there is a hidden directory in the Recycled directory, and the hidden directory contains various files that differ from drive to drive. Apparently, that directory, on a real drive, is protected from view when one performs, say, dir/s/-p in a command window. So, I guess that directory is not protected on a virtual drive created from an image backup. Is this a security flaw, i.e., should the directory also be hidden in the virtual drive?