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    Can't Open Recycle Bin

    When I double click on the Recycle Bin desktop icon I get a breif flash and then nothing. I can open it in explorer, select and delete items but the space available on my drive never changes even though I've deleted several megs worth of files.

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    Re: Can't Open Recycle Bin

    Can you right_click on the icon and get into it's Properties?

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    Re: Can't Open Recycle Bin

    Thanks, I can right click on it and select properties but all that lets me do is select the size of the recycle bin. Also, the empty recycle bin selection on the right click menu is grayed out.

    It occured to me that some time ago I had Norton System Works with its protected recycle bin on this machine. Its since been un installed but I'm wondering if there might be a ghost of Norton past lurking in the shadows. I downloaded the manual uninstall from Symantic, I'll try that tonight.
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    Re: Can't Open Recycle Bin

    I tried the Norton System Works manual removal, there was only one registry entry that needed repair. When I rebooted the problem still was there.

    Somehow I've got to reclaim my disk drive.
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    Re: Can't Open Recycle Bin

    I made a note of these the other day. I'm a bit pushed for time today to check them out again, but could be worth a browse:

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q136517>How the Recycle Bin Stores Files (Q136517)</A>

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q162001>Do Not Disk Duplicate Installed Versions of Windows (Q162001)</A>

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q171694>Differences Between the Recycle Bin and the Recycler Folder (Q171694)</A>

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