I've bought an external HD and transferred all of my files accross. However, I realise NOW that I don't need to transfer everybit of rubbish that's in there. Will I do any harm if I re-format the HD and start over again - this time using common sense?
Tullie, Diemmess Peter99co. Thanks for your helpful comments.Removing 'rubbish or dead' files is ok but I was seeking an oportunity to have everything in a neater or more logical fashion. (Sort of purging past sins!) I had transferred 'my docs', 'mypics' etc in bulk and that was a mistake. About the point of protecting other HDs the external comes up on 'E' so this should be safe enough to re-format - don't you agree? Once again - tks
Longer answer: After clearing everything from the External HD I would not hang about before putting an Acronis clone onto it. Then you will have cover for when the C: drive goes silly. You will still be able to store appropriate folders of data on E: as well. They wont interfere with each other.