@ JK - Yes but I only have that one location in my library so if I delete it .....
@ derekimo - Nope, I've got my folder view settings at default so that's not it..... But if I tick/untick 'show hidden files, folders & drives' I can flash my recycle bin on & off on the root of my system drive
Maybe something to do with network drive settings? ..... erm
I've just noticed that the $RECYCLE.BIN on the NAS drive is not greyed out or locked as in the root version - it looks just like a regular folder and is just as editable. I have even tried taking ownership of the RB's folder, removing the 'read only' status, ticking the 'hidden' box and all sorts of other stuff .... no luck, it just won't budge except I can delete it.