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Erase complete backup from external hard drive. Also, how do I erase individual backups. Thank You.

How to uninstall old backups from a western digital 500 GB hard drive.

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Just format the drive - unless you have other stuff on it.
Be careful - make doubly sure that the drive you are formating is the extenal drive!!

Posted on May 19, 2009

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