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I make separate images of the C: drive to an internal SSD and an internal HDD in the PC and then I make copies of those images to two separate external hard drives which are only connected for that copy process and for any restore event that is needed.
Today I fat-fingered one of my image copies and started to copy an image file from the E: internal drive back to the same folder on the E: internal drive instead of to the F: external drive.
When I realized my mistake I quickly aborted the file copy and I ended up with a partial image file in the same folder as the original image with 'Copy' inserted into the filename.
So now on the E: drive, in the same folder, I have two files like this:
40791BCD18ADD2C3-00-00.mrimg 26.5GB (original image file)
40791BCD18ADD2C3-00-00 - Copy.mrimg 1.90GB (aborted copy)
Without thinking I tried to delete the 'Copy' file with my third party file manager and of course MIG blocked that. Then I went into MR, Restore, Other Tasks, but the 'Copy' file is not listed there even though it really is there along with the original image file which IS listed.
I noticed a Load Errors warning icon so I clicked on that and this is what it said:
File is corrupt: E:\directory_name\40791BCD18ADD2C3-00-00 - Copy.mrimg
Error: Invalid File
File(s) found with an IMAGEID that exist in another folder
Use 'Folders To Search' and exclude the folder with the duplicate image set
Error opening directory: F:\directory_name\
Error: The system cannot find the path specified.
I'm pretty sure I had disconnected the external F: drive before trying to delete the 'Copy' file from the E: drive, but either way the directory name it was looking for on the F: drive does in fact not exist there. I give the folder different names on the external HDDs in my attempt to try to help avoiding confusing them with the internal drives.
So, what is the best way to delete this aborted 'Copy' file so that I don't end up with potentially orphaned child backup files?