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I have A WD 1 TB drive. I have saved files on it.

I have A WD 1 TB drive. I have saved files on it. NOw it will not allow me to delete these file because it says they are corrupt

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Open My Computer.
Click with the SECOND (usually the RIGHT) mouse-button on the icon for the WD drive.
Click Properties.
Click Tools.
Click Check Disk for errors.
Choose the option to let Windows "fix" the errors.

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