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

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ashehzad

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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
Cannot delete "file name":Access is denied
Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use
There is also a hidden foler $AVG8.VAULT$ which is unknown to me.

I am using windows xp sp2
thanks for help.
 

jobeard

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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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