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If you have installed the Norton Utilities package from Symantec, you may want to consider limiting or even disabling the "Norton Protection" feature to save disk space. I think that the Norton Utilities is an excellent utility package and I use it myself a lot, but the Norton Protection feature I do not use, because it is basically redundant in Windows 95.

In essence, Norton Protection is another layer like the Recycle Bin, which catches attempts to delete files and instead stores them somewhere safe where they can later be recovered if needed. It has the advantage of also catching deletions made in DOS sessions (which the Recycle Bin won't do), but unless this is very important to you, the Recycle Bin is adequate for most purposes. If you want to use Norton Protection, then I recommend disabling the Recycle Bin. Using both together will chew up a lot of disk space, as well as being conceptually confusing.

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