Cant delete any file or folder on my external USB Hard Disk

By ashehzad
Jan 16, 2009
  1. I have a 40GB external USB hard disk where I backup my files. Now when I am trying to delete any file or folder I get the message
    There is also a hidden foler $AVG8.VAULT$ which is unknown to me.

    I am using windows xp sp2
    thanks for help.
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 14,943   +532

    the external has NTFS on it and permissions restrictions.

    login to an admin account
    plug-in the external HD
    dbl-click My Computer
    find the external HD->right-click->Security
    add <Everyone> to the permissions
    then set Full Control on Everyone

    click REPLACE permissions and Apply
    (will take a few minutes to complete)
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