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#1 rbig

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 11:30 AM

Got a backup file on my USB hard drive (mybackup.tib). It's a folder, with zero inside it (that's what the message says).

I've tried several ways to delete it, but it can't be deleted.

What's some way to get rid of this pesky file????

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 12:14 PM

Hi rbig, and welcome to BleepingComputer.

Is this a file that you added to the flash drive?

Have you tried opening this with an application that can open a bit torrent?

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 12:19 PM

It's actually a USB hard drive. It's a backup file.

Silly thing won't open, and I can't delete it.

Not sure what a bit torrent is.....

Might just have to reformat?

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 12:33 PM

Was this file something that was on the hdd when you first used it?

Googling it I don't get very much information, what is the make and model of the external hdd?

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 12:50 PM

No. everything on it is backup.

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 08:13 PM

What program did you use to make the back up file?
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Posted 23 November 2008 - 01:22 AM

Acronis TI-8......

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 01:24 AM

Acronis TI-8......

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 10:08 AM

It could be that acronis is protecting the back up file. Can you select the backup in acronis and delete the file that way? I am not familiar with that program so I have to do some digging.

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Edited by Sneakycyber, 23 November 2008 - 04:26 PM.

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 09:25 AM

Edited for content.

Edited by dc3, 25 November 2008 - 09:38 AM.

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