Question about deleting from External HDD

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  1. fakekullu macrumors newbie

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    I use an 500 GB Imation external HDD, but I can't seem to delete stuff of it. Every time, I try i get a message saying something like: "The items you selected cannot be moved to the trash".

    I'm hoping there's an easy fix to this, I don't want to connect my HDD to my PC just to erase stuff of it.
     
  2. Peace macrumors Core

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    What are you trying to delete and is it formatted for windows ?
     
  3. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Check The Externals

    Properties. If its set to "Read Only" then thats all it will do. Read. You need to change the Admin permissions for the disk in question in order to READ and WRITE.

    This should allow you to delete items from the drive, but if I remember correctly they don't actually appear in the Trash.
    I Dont delete...Just fill! :D
     
  4. fakekullu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It says it's formatted for Windows NTFS. And I'm trying to delete some old Black Adder series

    I've changed all permissions to allow read / write but still the same result. Am I missing something here?
     
  5. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    It's NTFS

    That's your issue. Since I don't use Windows on my mac stuff, I'm not sure how to help you here, but others always do!:)
     
  6. TheRdungeon macrumors 6502

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    you'll need to delete the stuff of it on a windows computer
     
  7. fakekullu thread starter macrumors newbie

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  8. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    An App For Everything

    Paragon is good, I remember using it in my dark old Windoze day's.

    Glad you got it sorted.
     

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