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  • How can I delete the backup files located in my Extern Harddisk
    I got a message  " You need a permission to perform this action"
    But I am an administrator to my PC

    pls help
    • Moved by Rob KochModerator Tuesday, June 16, 2009 3:22 PM (From:Windows Live OneCare General)
    Tuesday, June 16, 2009 2:42 PM


  • There are two ways you can accomplish this, one is by following the instructions relating to your operating system in the following thread:

    FAQ: How to Delete Backups

    The other can be used if you have either no or only a few other files on the external disk.  Simply copy any files you wish to keep temporarily to a folder on another drive.  Once you are certain that all important files have been copied, simply format the external drive to wipe out everything including the OneCare backup.  Of course, this will only work if you have enough disk space on other drive(s) to copy the files you need to keep.

    < EDIT > I have moved your post to the Backup and Restore forum since that's what it discusses.

    Windows OneCare Forum Moderator
    Tuesday, June 16, 2009 3:20 PM