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Delete old Norton Ghost 12 backup files

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I have a bunch of old Norton Ghost 12 backup files on an external hd. My copy of Ghost is long gone (the box it was running on was replaced long ago and I have not installed Ghost on the new box and don't plan to). When I attempt to delete the backup files manually I get
"you must have permission to delete this file." I am the owner of the computer and have full admin privileges.

Does anybody know how I can get rid of these files? I'm thinking of getting the stuff I want to keep off the hd and then reformatting it, if there's no other way.

Thanks
Dave
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by:aadih
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Try taking ownership of the folders (and files) and then deleting them.
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by:shahzoor
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may be the files are bigger and its reading the file when you are trying to delete it
Run Check Disk utility on the drive
restart in safe mode
and try to delete
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None of this worked, so I just reformatted the drive.
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by:dgmoore1
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Brute force, but it worked
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