To clear all the unused data from your computer you need to do to things Disk defrag and Disk cleanup located Programs> Accessories> System Tools if this is a externul drive with no Os on it Rigth click on the device icon select Format this will to erase Data bypassing your desk top bin
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While the external hard drive is connected to the computer, click on my computer. Find the icon related to your external hard drive. Use the right button of the mouse to bring up the context menu and select format. This will erase your hard drive. BE sure that you really want to lose all the files on the external harddrive. They would be difficult if not impossible to restore.
Connect the device.
Open 'My Computer'.
Double-click the icon for the device, to "open" it.
Click on a file/folder that you wish to delete.
Hold down the SHIFT key, and press the DELETE key.
Click 'Yes' to confirm that you really want to delete, bypassing the 'Recycle Bin'.
easy try this right click and go to properties, click it do a disk clean up and check all the boxes then hit run, and run a a disk defrag after and see if there was any straglers and do another should work if not,, just reformat it through the properties as well can be done too good luck and have nice day the fixist !
Empty your "Recycle Bin" -- it's possible that the files have just "moved" from their original location, and have _not_ really been "deleted".
Or, right-mouse click on "My Computer", and choose "Manage". Click through "Disk Management (local)", and you'll be able to "delete" the partition(s) on the drive, and then "create" a "new" partition, which, of course, will be 100% "empty".
Just because you transferred it to your external hard drive. You will still have the files on your internal HD. You will need to delete the files off your internal HD and they will still be on your External HD. I had to do this with mine and other clients.
The first thing that comes to mind is the Firelite has become full and can not accept any more backup data. Delete the data on the Firelite and try running your backup again. If it works then that was the problem. The backup software should have a configuration setting somewhere that allows it to automatically delete older data and keep it from filling up.