Can't delete files on external drive

  frustrated_user 15:21 20 May 2009

Hi folks

I've got a 40GB LaCie HDD I use alongside a Sony headunit to play MP3's in the car

Recently noticed a few albums displaying odd artist name info, like $RL1MKZ5, and yet later displaying it normally. Reasoned that I must have two copies of these albums on the drive, and found later that I do indeed, and the "odd" ones are sitting in a folder called "$RECYCLE.BIN"

I can see this is applications like file shredders or Tweak, but can't find a way to get to them in Windows itself. So I can't delete them!!

Any advice appreciated! (btw running Vista Home and the LaCie is NTFS formatted)

  rawprawn 15:53 20 May 2009

Try right clicking on the drive, choose properties> Tools and run "Check Now"

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:56 20 May 2009

When you have the drive coupled to windows- open the normal recycle bin and see if the files are there and empty the bin.

  frustrated_user 18:08 20 May 2009

"Check Now" wouldn't allow me to do this "while drive was in use", which was a bit confusing

Luckily the Recycle Bin theory worked a treat!!!

Many thanks both!

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