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

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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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Posted on Aug 05, 2010

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Sounds like a virus has attacked try to run an antivirus if you cannot you will have to format to use drive files will be lost

Posted on Jan 08, 2011

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SOURCE: my WD portable 250 gb hard drive

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