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Cannot delete files from Acomdata 160 hd - Acomdata (HD160UE5-72) (HD160UE572) 160 GB Hard Drive

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  • charles joseph May 12, 2008


    Sorry guys. This is an external hard drive with no operating system installed. I use it to store photos and some other files. I just can't delete anything from it. 

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What is the error message you are getting? what OS are you using?

What type of files are you trying to delete?

I will assume the most popular answers.
If you are running windows and trying to delete files and getting the error that the file is a system file or in use and cannot be deleted, then you need to get a utility called move on boot...it will move or delete files when you are rebooting your computer, before they are in use.
You can find move on Boot by google search and many other free utilities that do the same thing.
I would make sure these files aren't needed as yo could kill windows easily.

Virus and spyware removal often requires this sort of removal.

Hope that helps,

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Posted on Apr 23, 2008

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I would recommend shutting down and restarting your computer to make sure that no instance of this file is up or running. You can also check the status of this file to see if it is in use by pressing ctl + alt + del. This should bring up your task manager, look through the processes and see if this file is being used, and if it is you can right click on the file and select "end Process", or "end process tree". If it does not appear here, or you still can not delete the file from this point, you can download a tool called Unlocker. This tool does what it's name specifies. Once downloaded you can delete the file, and if there is an issue deleting it, a window will pop up asking what you want to do, select delete and the file should be able to be accessed for deletion! Hope this helps

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Hi,

Appreciate the direct "Ask Me".

T your concern:
  • initially, pls verify that it is indeed an external storage problem rather than a laptop USB issue by trying other USB devices and determine if they are recognized and working;
  • disassemble the enclosure of the Acomdata external hard drive and remove the actual hard drive;
  • you would need the use of a 2nd PC, a desktop that could accommodate the HD from the Acomdata (IDE or SATA);
  • install the HD from the Acomdata as a Secondary Master or Slave internally to the 2nd PC;
  • boot the 2nd PC and determine if the HD from the Acomdata will be recognized as a local drive;
  • chances are that the partition of the HD from the Acomdata was messed up. This would explain the blinking blue light;
  • download and install a file recovery program. An example is GetDataBack (unfortunately not a freeware but DEMO is available) and do a recovery. It would take some time based on the size of the HD from the Acomdata;
  • temporarily save the recovered data in the 2nd PC. You can burn this likewise into a DVD backup should the 2nd PC be capable of that;
  • after recovery, re-partition and format the HD from the Acomdata while still attached to the 2nd PC;
  • should the re-partition and format be successful, you can transfer back the temporarily saved recovered files;
  • a nice, simple, fast and safe partitioning/formatting software is Partition Magic (unfortunately not a freeware but FREE TRIAL is available).
  • should the re-partition and format be not successful, you can replace only the HD and/or claim warranty.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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