Windows 10: Ext HDD Can't remove file

Discus and support Ext HDD Can't remove file in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Win10 1903 64 On my Ext HDD I have a windows.old file that was backed up before. I have tried resetting all the permissions and ownership but no luck.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Burris, Jun 29, 2019.

  1. Burris Win User

    Ext HDD Can't remove file


    Win10 1903 64

    On my Ext HDD I have a windows.old file that was backed up before. I have tried resetting all the permissions and ownership but no luck.
    Every time I try to delete it, it begins...gets to 99% and then stops. I even tried moving it back to my pcPC from which it was backed up, nothing.
    Any help appreciated.

    :)
     
    Burris, Jun 29, 2019
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  2. computer stops recognizing 2 ext HDD

    I use a 7 year old HP Pavillion desk top and so far it has worked well. I have USB connected 2 ext HDD. One is basic storage and the other is my ext backup HDD. If I try to open a file in either of them, my computer stops recognizing both the ext HDDs causing
    a major problem creating backups. The only way to bring back recognition of the drives is to reboot. I plugged the two HDDs into another computer and they were fine there. How do I fix this?
     
    cameraman32, Jun 29, 2019
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  3. Cannot see my ext WD 2 TB HDD


    Ran into this problem transferring media files from my laptop to the WD ext hdd. Both USB 3.
    "My Book", my 2 TB WD ext HDD I cannot be seen on my laptop nor my media mini pc
    I found it in Disk Management. It is shown as Disk 2. It has a black streak all the way (full?) It has excess of I,8 TB used and indicates that it is unitialized.


    I have attached a snipper capture of the disk management page.

    How do I get the ext HDD to function without losing all my media? I am not technically savvy, but can follow step by step advice.

    Thanks
     
    Goodgenie4u, Jun 29, 2019
    #3
  4. GaryWere Win User

    Ext HDD Can't remove file

    Printers, ext HDD not recognised

    Upgraded to Windows 10, initially, printers & ext HDD for backup all worked OK. Few days later, all stopped working, nothing visible in Devices window. Subsequently downloaded updates KB3081449, KB3081452 on 28 Aug followed by KB3081448 on 29 Aug. Full
    functionality returned. Backed up on 30 Aug, used printer on 01 Sep; no problems. Today, printers visible in Devices, but marked as offline even thought they are switched on. Ext HDD not visible at all. What's going on and how can I fix it?
     
    GaryWere, Jun 29, 2019
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