External drive

By beka1121
Mar 31, 2013
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  1. After reformatting my external drive two files still exist that says system volume information and recycler, tried deleting them but it wont be deleted, it says cannot delete, access is denied. Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use. How will I get rid of these folders?
  2. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,473   +126

    No those have to stay on there. Don't touch them.
  3. hood6558

    hood6558 TS Addict Posts: 271   +67

    Those are system files Windows uses to manage volumes and can't be deleted, but they can easily be hidden (along with all the other system files) simply by going to Control Panel/Folder Options/View tab/Advanced settings, and click the "Don't show hidden file, folders, or drives" button, and hit OK.
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  4. beka1121

    beka1121 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ........ Thank you very much for the advice, it solved my problem.

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