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Recyle bin folder on my external hard drive and I can't deleted it. How can I get rid of it?

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You can right click properties on your recycle bin. Then, choose "each drive independent.". If that does not work; simply, boot into safe mode; and delete it, like you would any other file.

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Wd 1 tb - shows no disc space left, but the files on it don't take up much space.


Depending on the Operating System you are using (i.e. Windows or Mac OSX etc.), they deal with deleting files in different ways. In the case of an Apple Mac, it doesn't actually delete you files, but instead moves them to the recycle bin which is located ON your external hard drive. This means that in order to make the space available, you have to empty your recycle bin on your desktop whilst the hard drive is plugged in and it will empty the folder for you. Or look for a hidden folder on the root of your Hard Drive called Recycle and delete it (it will be recreated by your system when your system needs it).

Alternatively, 1TB is a large drive meaning that it is possible that your file structure has become "fragmented". Don't worry yourself with the specifics, but if you right-click on the drive and access the Properties, choose the Tools tab and use the Defragment tool. Also it might be worth using the Check Disk For Errors option, although Defragment is more relevant in this case.

If you run through these basic troubleshooting steps listed above I hope you will gain access to your cleared space.

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Why is that when i make new folder on my desktop then i decided to delete it, i cant delete it? when i move it to recyle bin the folder will be gone but in a few seconds the folder comes back again. same...


It possible that it is a virus so you better to scan for another anti virus software or installed another anti virus software that could cope to detect the said virus. If does not work try to reformat your computer but before that you need to back up first your important files then reformat it to disappear permanently. Hope this simple solution could help you to solve your problem. Mam/ Sir don't forget me to rate me up, I really appreciate what grade you have given to me. Thanks a lot and God Bless.

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I've been using my windows formatted external hard drive in my macbook pro in the past week and everything was working well. Until today, I was deleting unnecessary files and folders. I encountered an...


Were those files and folders something like System Volume Information, System Restore, Recycle Bin, and Desktop.ini? If yes then these are the folders that store the data about what is in the NTFS partition - deleting them makes the partition unreadable.
To recover your files from it you must install this program in a Windows pc
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Back-Up-and-Recovery/EASEUS-Data-Recovery-Wizard-Free-Edition.shtml
and run it. A better but paid program
http://www.easeus.com/datarecoverywizard/recover-formatted-partition.htm

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Can I delete files from my simpletech 250gb


while in windows go in to my computer locate the drive letter of the external hard drive right click your mouse button a box will open go to explore your contents will show you can then find the files folders that you want to delete highlight the file or fo0lder right click your mouse same box will open go to delete and confirm by clicking yes then empty your recycle bin ,,,,I hope this helped

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I want to delete some folders previously backed up on my Seagate 100 GB USB External Drive. When I drag the items to my Trash (MacBook Pro) the next time I look into the Seagate, the files are there. How...


At the moment you're just copying them to you trash bin.

Access the requisite file/folder on your external drive, RMB click, should give you a drop down menu. Choose the Delete or Move to trash option.

Alternatively, click on (highlight) the file then click on file at the top of your browser window and select delete from the drop down menu.

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How can i delete folders from my wd hard drive (500)


You can delete the folders from your hard drive by
**To select any folder just Left click once on the folder**
1. Select the folder press delete button from keyboard.
2. Select the folder right click it in it you will see delete option just click delete.
3. All the 2 above ways will delete the folder but it send the deleted folder in your recycle bin from there you have delete them further by the same methods i told you above or by right clicking recycle bin icon in it you see empty recycle bin.
4. If you want to delete the folder permanently without sending it to recycle bin. Just select the folder and press shift+delete keys. Then a dialog box appears to conform it select yes and thats it.
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sms messages deleted from inbox gets temporarily stored in the deleted message folder (analogous to recyle bin)..
Go to ur inbox..click 'menu'---->folders(6)---->deleted items--->delete the messages permanently from there.

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You don't have a virus, you have the folders without an executeable link. Use windows explorer to delete the files you want to get rid of.

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How can i delete movies recorded from compro dtv4 Large files I says it is too large to send to recyle bin when trying to delete folder says it is right protected


First try deleting file without sending to recycle bin.

To do this you must hold down the "shift" key on your

keyboard while clicking the "delete" item on the menu..

If that does not work, you may try to enlarge the recycle bin,
Look up how to do that on H E L P screens.
If you do not have enough room on that drive you might
redefine the recycle bi on a larger drive, and try again.

Removing the protection might be more difficult. Get help elsewhere..
Or try changing the properties of the file..

Possibly search the contents of the REGISTERY file for the title you
have for this file and remove references ..

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Missing recycle bin


Hi,

To delete apps you can also use shift+delete key.
This will permanently delete the app..

If you need anymore help let me know..

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