Solved Does a Hard Drive become corrupt because you "delete to many things"? Tags: Storage Hard Drives Last response: August 18, 2013 2:53 PM in Storage Share Roger3320 August 18, 2013 2:29:01 PM I've heard its because you "delete to many things" so the hard drive has to write over the deleted stuff. Is this true? By deleting something I mean dragging it to the recycling bin, then removing it from the recycling bin. More about : hard drive corrupt delete things Best solution USAFRet a c 954 G Storage August 18, 2013 2:31:48 PM No. Share dish_moose a b G Storage August 18, 2013 2:50:21 PM Just be careful what you delete. Some files are important system files. -Bruce m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer USAFRet a c 954 G Storage August 18, 2013 2:53:48 PM dish_moose said:Just be careful what you delete. Some files are important system files. -Bruce A wise old man once told me: "If you didn't create it, don't delete it." m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Can a Master Boot Record become "partially" corrupt when you clone a hard drive? Forum Solvedwhen does anyone think a 100 tb hard drive will become commercially available, and why? Forum Cannot Delete Folder or file on external Hard Drive, "file or directory is corrupt or unreadable" Forum Can I install Windows using a hard drive that has things in it? Or does it have to be 100% clean Forum Solvedwhy does my external hard drive reports the error "G:\ is not accessible. The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable." Forum How many hard drive bays does Alienware m18x have Forum Unable to delete corrupted folder on 1 of my external hard drives. Hel Forum I deleted contents of my external hard drive using acronis and now it does not a Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !