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Cannot delete file on USB HD



 
 
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Old February 3rd 08, 01:35 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.security
dratner
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Default Cannot delete file on USB HD

I am re-using a USB drive, previously on my XP PC, On my new Vista PC. There
are several old files on it, created by the XP PC, that Vista will not let me
delete. I removed the "read only" attribute, went to security and made sure
I had all administrative rights. The file folders have 25 or so number
filenames. In the folder is a file called "update". It may be a Microsoft
file. How can I delete these old files? Thanks.
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Old February 3rd 08, 05:19 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.security
David[_15_]
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Default Cannot delete file on USB HD

Why dont you try to move all the files you want to save to your primary hard
drive, then just go ahead and format the usb one? That would be a simple and
easy solution

David
"dratner" wrote in message
...
I am re-using a USB drive, previously on my XP PC, On my new Vista PC.
There
are several old files on it, created by the XP PC, that Vista will not let
me
delete. I removed the "read only" attribute, went to security and made
sure
I had all administrative rights. The file folders have 25 or so number
filenames. In the folder is a file called "update". It may be a
Microsoft
file. How can I delete these old files? Thanks.


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Old February 4th 08, 01:08 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.security
SG[_3_]
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Default Cannot delete file on USB HD

Hi,

Try this...
See if it will let you delete the last Folder or Sub-Folder first, if so,
then delete each one starting from last to first.

--
All the best,
SG
"dratner" wrote in message
...
I am re-using a USB drive, previously on my XP PC, On my new Vista PC.
There
are several old files on it, created by the XP PC, that Vista will not let
me
delete. I removed the "read only" attribute, went to security and made
sure
I had all administrative rights. The file folders have 25 or so number
filenames. In the folder is a file called "update". It may be a
Microsoft
file. How can I delete these old files? Thanks.


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Old February 5th 08, 11:48 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.security
Scrat[_2_]
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Default Cannot delete file on USB HD

Your problem could be this: whatever virus scanner you're using has marked
it. The very things you are experiencing are synonymous with the situation I
describe, a situation I recently experienced with BitDefender.

The solution is to turn off virus scanning momentarily. You may find that
you can then access the file.

Sidebar: as I bitched to BitDefender, these virus scanners absolutely must
have a "false positives" list maintained by the user. I'm tired of BD
carping about FILES I CREATE, telling me they are virii, when, of course,
they aren't.

In the history of software--a sine wave--we are once again in a Dark Age
trough.

m

"SG" wrote in message
...
Hi,

Try this...
See if it will let you delete the last Folder or Sub-Folder first, if so,
then delete each one starting from last to first.

--
All the best,
SG
"dratner" wrote in message
...
I am re-using a USB drive, previously on my XP PC, On my new Vista PC.
There
are several old files on it, created by the XP PC, that Vista will not
let me
delete. I removed the "read only" attribute, went to security and made
sure
I had all administrative rights. The file folders have 25 or so number
filenames. In the folder is a file called "update". It may be a
Microsoft
file. How can I delete these old files? Thanks.



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Old April 21st 11, 10:45 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.security
fernando liary
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Default Cannot delete file on USB HD

I faced the same problem, I studied it for a long time and how to use
all these commands, and then I simply bought Long Path Tool at the address LongPathTool DOT com and
cleaned all unnecessary files.


On Sunday, February 03, 2008 8:35 AM dratne wrote:


I am re-using a USB drive, previously on my XP PC, On my new Vista PC. There
are several old files on it, created by the XP PC, that Vista will not let me
delete. I removed the "read only" attribute, went to security and made sure
I had all administrative rights. The file folders have 25 or so number
filenames. In the folder is a file called "update". It may be a Microsoft
file. How can I delete these old files? Thanks.



On Sunday, February 03, 2008 12:19 PM David wrote:


Why dont you try to move all the files you want to save to your primary hard
drive, then just go ahead and format the usb one? That would be a simple and
easy solution

David



On Sunday, February 03, 2008 8:08 PM SG wrote:


Hi,

Try this...
See if it will let you delete the last Folder or Sub-Folder first, if so,
then delete each one starting from last to first.

--
All the best,
SG



On Tuesday, February 05, 2008 6:48 PM Scrat wrote:


Your problem could be this: whatever virus scanner you're using has marked
it. The very things you are experiencing are synonymous with the situation I
describe, a situation I recently experienced with BitDefender.

The solution is to turn off virus scanning momentarily. You may find that
you can then access the file.

Sidebar: as I bitched to BitDefender, these virus scanners absolutely must
have a "false positives" list maintained by the user. I'm tired of BD
carping about FILES I CREATE, telling me they are virii, when, of course,
they aren't.

In the history of software--a sine wave--we are once again in a Dark Age
trough.

m

"SG" wrote in message
...




 




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