04-05-2010 01:24 PM
I have a Free Agent Desk 1.5TB drive that I am trying to erase so I can start fresh backups on it. I used Windows 7 Explorer to delete everything except one file whose title refers to Microsoft Downloads and several files with oddball hex like filenames. Those files with the strange names have an icon showing a locked padlock indicating that they are inacessible. I am unable to get rid of these files that now are just unwanted clutter. I do not have any locked or encrypted folders/drives on the hard disk.
The only thing I haven't tried is to delete them from a command prompt because I doubt that it will work.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.