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Norton Protected Recycle Bin equivalent for Windows 7?

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    Austin TX metro area
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    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]

    Norton Protected Recycle Bin equivalent for Windows 7?


    Long ago I used Norton Protected Recycle Bin [from Norton Utilities] for earlier Windows.
    Is there a free or pay-for product for Windows 7 that will act as NPRB acted?
    NPRB was resident, "extended" the regular Windows recycle bin -- deleted folders and/or file stayed and stayed and stayed until either finally overwritten or emptied from NPRB. Yes, this is eightforum -- however, many many techs here also run Windows 7

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    I think that went away with Norton Utility's windows Recycle bin works just fine now in 7 or 8
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    Canada
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Unfortunately, Norton does not have such a thing with any of their software any more.
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    Rather then relying on a protected recycle bin you would be better off making backups of your data. With good backups the facilities of the normal recycle bin are quite sufficient and you will have much better protection. If the drive fails you will need the backups, and drives do fail, often without warning or apparent cause. Better protection than a recycle bin could ever provide.
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    Southern California
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    Though I confess to not knowing exactly what the Norton recycle product did, what is wrong with the current recycle bin?
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    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    Quote Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
    Though I confess to not knowing exactly what the Norton recycle product did, what is wrong with the current recycle bin?
    I am guessing that someone wants to do a DOD secured shred on anything trashed.
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    Southern California
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    Well, that's easy! Just search! Here is an example or two I found: Best file shredder utility? If there is one... - Windows 7 Help Forums
    and from the advice here is a comprehensive list: Best Free Hard Drive Eraser
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    AVG antivirus has Shred option for recycle bin too.
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    Austin TX metro area
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    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]


    Was unable to connect w/GChrome a few days, now back on...
    solved! Norton Protected Recycle Bin replaced [title]
    I installed Network Recycle Bin Tool, which "extends" the normal recycle bin [even if cleared] by copying files into a designated protected area. What happened is that I cleared Windows Recycle Bin without looking in it 2-3 hours before I realized that I had accidentally deleted Security installs folder on my Ddrive. NRBT simply copies files into its bin until I clear them, or, until room runs out, then oldest gets ousted first
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