troubleshooting Question

In Win7, I can't delete files on an external HD even after messing around with ownership

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Windows 7Microsoft Legacy OSMicrosoft DOS
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If I use the Del key or the delete item on WinExplorer menu or on an application menu, I get "Can't read from the source file or disk." And yet a picture file displays perfectly in its default app and as a thumbnail/icon in the directory and all the Details about the file display perfectly in the preview pane.

If I try to change the properties (make all the files in the folder just Archive, not Read-only), I get 'failed cyclic redundancy check' for each file in turn, but the file is A and still can't be deleted.

I really need to delete a whole bunch of files to clean up my backup disk (that has got some extraneous files on it).

Any help, most appreciated.

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