MyBook 1 TB, NTFS, Windows 7 Home Premium

My MyBook is getting full and I’d like to delete some of the old backups that I know I don’t need. My problem is that when I try to delete the old files I don’t have a “delete” option when I right mouse click on the file and/or folder. I’ve searched  around and it looks like the only way to accomplish this task is to format the drive and start from scratch. I have to think there is an easier way to free up space on this drive?

Thank you,


You can select the file and press delete on your keyboard

bare in mind this will damage the backup integrity and you will must likely corrupt the entire backup

I tried that, didn’t work.

Then we are looking at a corrupted backup folder

backup all data and reformat the drive