There is a folder on my WD 149 GB Passport Flash drive who's properties show it to be using 10.5 GB of memory. The Read Only attribute was set, unchecked it.
The folder's name is "PSE Catalog v6 backup" and I created it when I upgraded Photoshop Elements from v5 to v6.
The folder contains 3 sub folders and 7 files, all with names that contain strings of weird characters.
The dates connected with these folders and files are also weird; like 2016, 2070, 2021, 2084, 1984, etc.
The file types are weird too.
The strange thing is that when I try to delete them I get this fatal error:
"Error Deleting File of folder":
"Cannot delete [followed by a string of weird characters]: Cannot find the specified file. Make sure you specify correct path and file name.".
There are 4 folders in the folder in question and they all have strings of weird characters for names. They are all empty. I know this from checking their properties, because they will not open.
When I try to open them I get another fatal error message: "G:/PSE Catalog v6 backup" that says:
"G:/PSE Catalob v6 backup\ [followed by a string of weird charactors] is not accessible. The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect".
The files in the folder are large, 5 in the GB range the other 2 in the 200MB range.
There were hundreds of image files in the folder too, but I was able to delete them.
My question is: How do I delete them???
In the worse case scenario I could reformat the drive, but does this type of drive have application software on it, that the drive uses?