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Norton Recycle Bin - What is it and can I delete stuff in it?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by glennhenn, Sep 24, 2003.

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  1. glennhenn

    glennhenn Thread Starter

    Jun 25, 2003
    Since my last install of Norton, I noticed the name of my recycle bin has been changed to Norton Protected Recycle Bin. When I "empty recycle bin" there is an option to "empty Norton protected files". When I right-click on the latter option, I'm a little confused. It tells me the number of protected files on a couple of drives and the options are "purge yours" (their all mine), "purge all" or "cancel". I've held back from purging anything b/c I'm not familiar w/ this Norton option. My GUESS is that if it's in my recycle bin, then it's trash.

    A response from anyone w/ more experience than me (which isnt' much in this instance) is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
  2. Huon


    Aug 16, 2002
    Easy one to answer. The "protected" files are just another chance to restore the files that you have trashed. You now have to delete them twice to really get rid of them. Untill you delete the protected files you can still restore them.
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    The FIRST thing I do after installing Norton Utilities is to reduce the Norton protected files usage to 0% on all drives, apply the change, then turn off the Norton Protection alltogether. What in the world do I need two places to delete files from???
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