So I have a Seagate Backup Plus external hard drive and it was getting very full (it was keeping EVERYTHING it backed up instead of copying over older backups) so I decided to delete everything and start over. The only problem is that there are a bunch of files with names too long to delete.
When I click on the file and press 'Delete' (I have to press the delete button on my keyboard because that option does not appear in the right-click drop-down list), I get a window that says:
"The file name(s) would be too long for the destination folder. You can shorten the file name and try again, or try a location that has a shorter path."
I've had this problem before when I've tried deleting or moving something on my Local Disc and I've just shortened the name and everything went fine after that. But I cannot change the names of these files. And even if I could, there are over 2,000 files I would have to take care of individually.
Is there another way I can delete those files? How do I find a "location that has a shorter path?"
Thanks for your help,