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How to disable Norton Protected Recycle Bin on specific drives?

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I have an external hard drive and each time I plug it in, I can't disconnect it without turning off the PC. I believe that the Norton Protected Recycle Bin is accessing the drive and it wont allow me to stop using the plug and play device, so my only safe option is to turn off the machine.

I believe that if I somehow tell Norton to not protect my external drives recycle bin, then I will be able to plug and unplug the disk anytime, like I do with thumb drives or photo camera memories.

How can I disable specific drives from having their recycle bin protected by Norton?

The version I have is the Norton Systemworks 2003, that comes with Norton Utilities and Norton Cleansweep.
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Empty your recycle bin before you begin.  Follow the steps below.  Hope that helps!

Remove the Norton Protected Recycle Bin  
  1 Right-click Norton Protected Recycle Bin > Choose Properties.
2 Click on Global tab.
3 Select Use One Settings for All Drives.
4 Click on Recycle Bin tab
5 Select Standard Recycle Bin
6 Type the following text in the Title box:   Recycle Bin
7 Uncheck Show Norton Protection Status if possible
8 Select the Norton Protection tab.
9 Select a drive and unecheck Enable Protection. Repeat for each drive.
10 Under System Settings, Click Empty Protected Files.
11 Click Purge Yours or Purge All
12 Click OK.
13 Restart the computer.
 
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Thanks, it was perfect to disable the Norton Protected Recycle Bin.
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