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Cannot delete files from D drive

My Data D drive is almost completely full of back-up files (5.11 MB free of 74.5 GB). It is mostly junk but when I try to delete a folder in the drive that I don't want it gives me this message: There is not enough space on the disk to perform this operation.

How can I delete the files and free up the space?

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  • Gabe Conant Jun 25, 2009

    When I try to drag a folder directly the recycle bin ( which is empty), or if I try to delete an individual file rather than a whole folder I still get the same message.

  • Gabe Conant Jun 25, 2009

    I cut a file from the D drive and pasted it onto the desktop and then deleted it. Now the drive is letting me delete folders directly from it. Thanks!

  • Ben Wabnick
    Ben Wabnick May 11, 2010

    Try moving one of those folders directly to the recycle bin and let me know what happens but make sure your recycle bin is empty first before doing this.

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Try deleting the files inside the folder first

If not

Copy some of the files off the drive onto a DVD or two that will make working space on your hard drive

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