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I can't delete files from my 160 GB Simpletech hard drive and it is full, what should I do?

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Do a "disk cleanup"
Click on [My Computer]
Right-click on the External drive (D?)
Select [Properties]
In the [General] tab, click on [Disk Cleanup]
It will "scan" your drive, but not remove anything... alow it to complete the scan.
Look at the recommended list that appears and accept its findings.
This should remove non-essential files and leave your data intact.

Burn some of your data, especially video content to DVD (make at least two copies) ... then remove the data from your external hard drive.
You may want to purchase another (larger) external drive. You can use two of them or move your data to the new one.

Posted on Sep 30, 2009

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    Just Gort Sep 30, 2009

    One other thing

    Your external drive may have more than one partition.

    Right-click on the external drive icon and select [Properties]

    How much is "Used", "Free", "Total" ??

    If total is not close to 150GB, then do you have another drive letter, such as "E" or "F"??

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ii) after do this try to change its mode(read only) by right-click on the folder or file u want to use and at the bottom you have to uncheck read only.........


Thanking youy

M. Sridhar

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