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How to delete old USB HD backup files?

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How to delete old USB HD backup files?

reynoldsj8
These old backup files are shown as MRT files. All more than 25Gbit and two years old. When I try to delet them they direct me to require a SYSTEM to make changes.
How do I delete them from the USB HD?
Jay
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    robo_dev

    The Microsoft Windows malicious software removal tool (also known as MRT).

    This could be a malware infection that's causing this. I would boot Windows into safemode and run something like Malware Bytes.

    There is also a VIRUS called MRT...so it could be that the Windows MRT app is detecting and quarantining the MRT virus?

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    OH Smeg

    Is to format the Drive and as it's a USB External Drive all that is required is to copy anything you want to keep to the computers HDD and then Do a Format of the Drive from the Drive Management Window.

    But even that may not be possible if they are related to some kind of Infection as indicated above.

    Col

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    thegreenwizard1

    Use any rescue software from Linux family and you can access and work on the HD the way you want.

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    reynoldsj8

    Thanks for you advice. I downloaded and installed Puppy Linux and was able to delete these MRT files on the USB drive.
    Jay Reynolds

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    robo_dev

    The Microsoft Windows malicious software removal tool (also known as MRT).

    This could be a malware infection that's causing this. I would boot Windows into safemode and run something like Malware Bytes.

    There is also a VIRUS called MRT...so it could be that the Windows MRT app is detecting and quarantining the MRT virus?

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

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    OH Smeg

    Is to format the Drive and as it's a USB External Drive all that is required is to copy anything you want to keep to the computers HDD and then Do a Format of the Drive from the Drive Management Window.

    But even that may not be possible if they are related to some kind of Infection as indicated above.

    Col

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    thegreenwizard1

    Use any rescue software from Linux family and you can access and work on the HD the way you want.

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    reynoldsj8

    Thanks for you advice. I downloaded and installed Puppy Linux and was able to delete these MRT files on the USB drive.
    Jay Reynolds