You didn't do this command did you...

attrib -H C:\RECYCLED\*.*

that is very very important. While in Win2k, you can see all files by doing a "dir /a", this is NOT the case in Win98. You MUST remove the hidden flag for it to display all (unless the dir command has changed between Win98 and 2k.).
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