Is it safe to delete C:reycler/nprotect files

Symantec Norton systemworks 2005 premier...
November 19, 2010 at 06:03:46
Specs: Windows XP, amd 2500 barton
Hi
is it safe to delete C:reycler/nprotect files?
My partition is 33gb and this folder holds 26gb of stuff. Is it all useless?

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#1
November 19, 2010 at 06:17:30
Yes it is. The recycler contains files that have already been deleted and are kept in temporary storage in case you want to recover them

Stuart


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#2
November 19, 2010 at 13:20:56
Gid rid of Norton & replace it with something else.

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#3
November 20, 2010 at 01:35:07
Hi
Thanks for that. I have tried manually deleting the files using powerdesk, but the large ones called "file" cannot be deleted. I'll try removing Norton completely and see what happens.
Thanks again, I thought they would be just backups of deleted files but didn't want to leap in and find out I'd made a BIG mistake.

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#4
November 20, 2010 at 01:59:59
Hi
I've uninstalled Norton but the NPROTECT folder is still there and most of the files,the big ones, cannot be deleted.
Any ideas on how to deleted the folder and contents?

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#5
November 20, 2010 at 02:04:47
You could try either "Unlocker" or "MoveOnBoot".

Please let us know if you found someone's advice to be helpful.


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#6
November 20, 2010 at 11:35:30
Norton Removal Tool:

http://us.norton.com/support/kb/web...

It's a good day when you learn something


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#7
November 21, 2010 at 04:22:10
Hi
Can't thank you enough. I have my computer back!!!
My hard drive has gone from 875mb free space to 27.5GB free space.
I now have 75% free.
What a great bit of software "Unlocker" is!!
You are a top bloke.

Hayzee


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#8
November 21, 2010 at 04:26:14
Hi
Ran that program but it left Nprotect in place.
Was unable to delete files (26gb of them)!!
Used "unlocker" as suggested above and I was able to clear the folder and delete it.
Won't be tempted to use that Norton Software again.
Systemworks 2003 appears to be helping maintain you PC but it just fills it up with unwanted cr*p, that you can't easily remove.

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