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Can not delete file and folder from external hard drive

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  • Started 1 year ago by airtas18
  • Latest reply from Lighthouse
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airtas18
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I am trying to delete a file which is corrupt but it will not let me from my external hard drive.

Also, is it save to check the drive for errors by right clicking on it and selecting properties? Does this risk data loss?

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GuiltySpark
GuiltySpark
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Hi airtas18 ,

Welcome to HTG ,

You could try Renaming the file and deleting it that way.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Try,
http://www.filehippo.com/download_unlocker/

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markwilliams279
markwilliams279
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Only one thing you can do is that format your hard drive. But before formatting store all your important data in the new folder on hard drive.

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airtas18
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What is a good way to check the drive for consistency?

How would my folder become corrupt?

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Did you try Unlocker ?

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