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Solved: File deletion problem

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  1. rufusta2

    rufusta2 Thread Starter

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    I am trying to delete some files on a usb flash drive but keep getting an error. It says can't delete file: can't read from source file or disk. How can I delete them? Can I use a registry program to remove just those files and if I can how do I get it to work just for the flash drive? I really don't want to format the flash drive if possible.
     
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    Forgot to add that all my other files can be read and run from the flash drive.
     
  3. Kennethj

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    The best option is to back up your flash drive files and format it. Be aware that once it hits the "error" files it will stop copying, so you'll have to make sure you have every single file. Then just do a quick format. Sorry, but this is the quickest and easiest method.
     
  4. rufusta2

    rufusta2 Thread Starter

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    I do understand that but I was just thinking there was a way like using a registry cleaner to remove files that won't delete normally on the hard drive. I don't care about losing the files because it is just some stupid things my son had saved to it. I already transferred my stuff the the hard drive. Just trying to keep the peace and his files without putting it on my computer.
     
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    I ran scandisk on the flash drive and it fixed everything except for 2 files that I haven't gotten to delete yet. They had no names, only symbols and squares like some foreign language. Even the name on the flash drive had the symbols on it until I ran scandisk. Now it says removable disk E: like it's supposed to.
     
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