i have a 500gb external drive (Maxtor One Touch) some days ago i moved some files from the destkop to it. the operation failed (on the disk there are only 4 or 5 incomplete files ) and i can't remove those files. i tried through nautilus and from the command line but nothing.. any idea? thanks
Unmount the drive and run
sudo fsck /dev/sdb1 -f , (seems sdb1 is the partition you want to check).
If it's a NTFS partition, run
sudo ntfsfix /dev/sdb1
If you're able to hook it up to a different computer you can delete them that way or disk defragmentate the hard drive on a Windows computer. I have some Maxtor external hard drives, and they aren't the best, unfortunately, but hooking it up to a different computer and deleting them that way usually works for me