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How do i delete files on maxtor external drive

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  • GoneToPlaid May 11, 2010

    Do you want to delete just some files, or do you want to erase everything on this hard drive?

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SOURCE: moving files

just go to All programs<Accessories<System Tools<Backup. and choose the option you want.Once you have choosen what all you want to backup than you can choose the option for the place where you want to back it up.
Hope that works!

Posted on Dec 27, 2007

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SOURCE: Maxtor External Hard drive not compatible with Mac

I would check Maxtors website to see if there is compatibility issue using that particular drive on a Mac.

Posted on Jun 10, 2008

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SOURCE: Maxtor won't allow me to delete files that are no longer on my XP

You might not be able to see the hidden files... If this is the case you can enable XP in order to view them as follows.....

Windows XP and Windows 2003
To enable the viewing of Hidden files follow these steps:

  1. Close all programs so that you are at your desktop.
  2. Double-click on the My Computer icon.
  3. Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
  4. After the new window appears select the View tab.
  5. Put a checkmark in the checkbox labeled Display the contents of system folders.
  6. Under the Hidden files and folders section select the radio button labeled Show hidden files and folders.
  7. Remove the checkmark from the checkbox labeled Hide file extensions for known file types.
  8. Remove the checkmark from the checkbox labeled Hide protected operating system files.
  9. Press the Apply button and then the OK button and shutdown My Computer.
  10. Now your computer is configured to show all hidden files.

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Cannot delete files from Maxtor Hard Drive on Mac

Hi Simon Is there a problem deleting or is it that you just don't know how to do it?
If it's the former you need to supply a bit more info. If it's the latter then it's very easy.
Highlight the file you want to delete, right-click and select move to trash (second item down).
This moves the file to the trash but doesn't delete it.
Next you can right-click on the trash icon in the dock and choose Empty trash or go to the finder menu and select empty trash from there. After that your files should have been deleted from the maxtor.
Simple eh?

Posted on Aug 13, 2009

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SOURCE: maxtor basics 160gb portable hard drive is showing error performi

This article explains the resolution for the problem when formatting external hard disk:
http://www.altafkhatri.com/Altaf/External-Harddisk-Formatting/Portable-Harddrive/eGo-Mac-Edition-WindowsPC

Posted on Nov 02, 2009

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