This is a Symantec link: http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPOR...nDocument&prod=&ver=&tpre=eu&src=eu_sg&csm=no whuch recommens the following procedure: "To remove the Norton Protected Recycle Bin Right-click the Recycle Bin icon, and click Properties. Click the Global tab. Click "Use one setting for all drives." Click the Recycle Bin tab. Click "Standard Recycle Bin." Change the text in the Title box to "Recycle Bin." Click the Norton Protection tab. Select a drive, and then uncheck Enable Protection. Repeat for each drive. Click Empty Protected Files. Click OK twice. Restart the computer. Norton Protection has been removed from your system. " There is a problem though in my case: after I click "Use one setting for all drives" on the Global tab, THERE IS NO " RECYCLE BIN" TAB, and also no Standard Recycle bin, etc. etc. Could anyone explain this? I would like to get rid of the NPRB inorder to free space on the hard drive, but I can't!