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Delete files in C:\RECYCLER\NPROTECT


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I have over 9 GB of files in my C:\RECYCLER\NPROTECT folder. I was wondering if it is ok to delete some of those files. Most of the files that take up the space is the .hp2 extension. I have over 1500 files in there. Thanks in advanced.
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Blimey, you have let them mount up! Yes you can safely delete them all and put that 9 GB to better use. In my opinion the Norton Protect feature is quite unecessary and even confusing since it renames the Recycle Bin even though it's the same thing. I would turn off the Norton Protect feature (I did when I used to have norton stuff) and keep it simple -- it's then just the plain old Recycle Bin which we all understand. keep Norton Protect if you prefer, but remember it's just a glorified Recycle Bin. Windows doesn't use anything in there and you should empty it on a regular basis -- esp before doing a defrag.

Edited by pip22, 01 July 2006 - 05:12 AM.

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Thanks for your reply. I deleted it. But I have also found out that theres around 800mb in this location:
C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download
arethings in there safe to delete as well?
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