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Who or what stole my Recycle Bin

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Lyk2no, Oct 15, 2003.

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  1. Lyk2no

    Lyk2no Thread Starter

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    I have XPHome.
    After I installed Norton 2003 Professional Edition Anti Virus my Recycle bin has replaced by something called Norton Protected Recycle Bin.
    I have no idea on how it works.

    Anyone know how to get rid of this thing and get
    my old recycle bin back? :confused:
     
  2. JohnO28356

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    Norton just continues to add to their "bloat". Sorry, can't help you, I've never used Norton or McAfee.
     
  3. Lyk2no

    Lyk2no Thread Starter

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    JohnO28356,
    Thanks so very much for your (?) help.
     
  4. cammi

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    that wasn't help.

    this isn't either... i have norton, but i've reverted it back to the normal bin so i cant visualise it at the moment. but there's probably a button or something somewhere that says you can change it back to normal.
     
  5. Lyk2no

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    If you reverted back to normal bin how did you do it? :confused:
     
  6. EvileYe

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    Right click on the Recycle bin choose properties and set Nortons not to protect it.
     
  7. Lyk2no

    Lyk2no Thread Starter

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    Doesn't this just delete what's in Norton Protected Recycle Bin?
    How do I get rid of Norton Recycle all together and get the original
    Microsoft Recycle Bin back?
     
  8. JohnO28356

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    Lyk2no--- Hey, at least I was apologetic about it. Just had to get in my daily dig at Norton.
     
  9. milomorai

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    why bother? this one acts just like the original but has better recovery options. and, john, i don't know what you have against norton but i am in the other camp - it is still one of the best utility suites out there.

    gavi
     
  10. Lyk2no

    Lyk2no Thread Starter

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    Yes you were and I appreciate that. But, now you have milomoral to deal with.
     
  11. JohnO28356

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    OK, milomorai--- If you're an attorney, you'll probably say my evidence is hearsay since I have no first hand knowledge. But over the years, I've seen a lot more slams at Norton than I've seen praise. I know- when things work you don't hear about it, right? The slams I refer to are from people who have used the programs in Norton's suites. One program gets praise, while the rest of the suite gets slammed. Slams are way ahead. Can't get specific since I never paid much attention to the program names. What I do know is that I like to use the smallest, least intrusive program I can find to do a job. (Also why I don't use McAfee). You must admit Norton has bloat, lot's of the really big companies' programs do.
     
  12. KeithKman

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    Do this to ge the recycle Bin back to normal:

    1) Open NAV 2003

    2) Click Options

    3) Under Other click Advanced Tools

    4) Under Noton Protected Recycle Bin Properties click the Modify button

    5) Uncheck Enable protection

    6) Click the Empty Protected Files button

    7) Click the Recycle Bin tab at the top

    8) Seclect Standard Recycle Bin

    9) Under Appearence in the Title box type in Recycle Bin

    10) Click ok and exit NAV 2003.

    Hope this helps!
     
  13. coderitr

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    While the normal recycle bin catches files you delete from Explorer, the Norton Protected Recycle Bin catches files that you (or any application) delete from everywhere else -- including the command prompt. To get to the standard recycle bin right-click it and select Explore from the context menu. Follow what KeithKman said if you want to turn off the Notron protection altogether.

    I've been using Norton products since it was just Peter Norton and Norton Utilities for DOS/Win 3.1 was all the rage. I've never had any complaints about their products. They have always done a good job of integrating into Windows. I never used McAfee so I can't speak intelligently about the differences. I use Norton/Symantec products and plan to continue until someone proves to me that someone else's product is better. I'm not about to spend money on a product that may or may not be better than the tried and true.

    Just one man's opinion :)
     
  14. Emtronics

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    To get a "normal" Recycle Bin, go to ADD/REMOVE Programs icon in Control Panel and remove Norton. Then go HERE for EZ eTrust A/V. Fix a lot of virus infected, slow running systems on computers with Norton, never one with eTrust from CA. (Computer Associates) Disclaimer: This is just my personal opinion from experience. Thanks :D

    In computers since 1990. In computer years, that's a long time.
     
  15. JohnO28356

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    Hi Emtronics. I've been using eTrust for over 2 years, I guess. One of those small programs I like. I update it every week when I do maintenance, and have never had a virus on either computer.
    It caught Blaster and quarantined it on my new computer before it was identified and named. Don't remember what eTrust called it, just some generic term.
     
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