Re: 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,
In the history of software--a sine wave--we are once again in a Dark Age
"SG" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> 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,
> "dratner" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>I am re-using a USB drive, previously on my XP PC, On my new Vista PC.
>> 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
>> 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
>> file. How can I delete these old files? Thanks.