How to delete old USB HD backup files?

By 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?

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Not sure how to get rid of those; they are likely related to

by robo_dev In reply to How to delete old USB HD ...

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 it could be that the Windows MRT app is detecting and quarantining the MRT virus?

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I think the only easy way

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to How to delete old USB HD ...

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.


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Use Puppy Linux

by thegreenwizard1 In reply to How to delete old USB HD ...

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

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by reynoldsj8 In reply to Use Puppy Linux

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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