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    Recovery Bin (XP-SP2)

    Anybody have any idea what C:RecoveryBin is? The only info I could find on it seems to have something to do with Exchange Server, but this is a stand-alone machine. The folder is HUGE (755MB) and if it's used for "recovery" I do daily system backups to REV drive, so I have the System Restore option shut down. I have room on another drive to move the folder if I need to, but I'd just as soon dump the whole thing.

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    Re: Recovery Bin (XP-SP2)

    RecoveryBin is a folder used by the Undelete application from Executive Software. It enables you to restore deleted files, but of course this takes up a lot of space. Do you have a Recovery Bin icon on your desktop? If so, right click it and select Properties to set a maximum size.

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    Re: Recovery Bin (XP-SP2)

    Boy, you're EVERYwhere! Haha.
    I use their Diskkeeper software, but wasn't even aware there was a Undelete app. Thanks Hans, that folder is headed for the. . .hmmmm, trash? That's a HUGE folder, what would be the best was to "trash" it? I don't think the recycle folder would hold it.
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    Re: Recovery Bin (XP-SP2)

    If you have the software, you shouldn't delete the folder. But you can probably reduce its size in its Properties dialog.

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    Re: Recovery Bin (XP-SP2)

    I couldn't find it in Add/Remove Programs (Diskkeeper is there though). A search for Undelete ressulted it the following (but none of them have an uninstall). Limiting the file size on an app I don't use seems a little weird - you think I should keep it?
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    Re: Recovery Bin (XP-SP2)

    Make sure that Undelete is not running:
    - Press Ctrl+Alt+Del (once!) to start the Task Manager
    - Activate the Processes tab.
    - Look for UdWork.exe or UdServe.exe. If either of them is present, Undelete is running.
    - If not, you can safely delete RecoveryBin. To bypass the Trash, use Shift+Delete.

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    Re: Recovery Bin (XP-SP2)

    Thanks Hans.
    I can only imagine that "someone" <img src=/S/innocent.gif border=0 alt=innocent width=20 height=20> must have deleted the app without using Add/Remove. As I mentioned, the program doesn't appear anywhere, and thanks for the process references (also not there). I will follow your advise in removing the folder(s).

    Doc also replied, but I guess had second thoughts because the post is gone. In any case, thanks for the input Doc!
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    Re: Recovery Bin (XP-SP2)

    My post didn't pertain to your problem. Once I saw Hans' post I realized my mistake and pulled the post to prevent any confusion. His way seems to be what you need. Especially in light of things not being "normal" with the way the program was removed. Good luck. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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