You can bypass the recycle bin by holding down the shift key and hitting the delete key after selecting the file/s. For this problem though, you can use a little free program called Unlocker. It will unlock the restriction on the folder, allowing you to delete it.
Hello, I started d/l a popular tv series (total ~60 GB) but when it was completed around 15% I stopped the d/l. My external HD is reading that the 60GB is used. When I try to delete it I get an error saying "cannot read from the source file or disk". I copy the folder to an alternate external and it deletes fine off of that (with the whole 'this file is too big for the recycling bin etc. etc." but it is still stuck on the original external. Is there any way to automatically bypass recycle bin and dump it? Or am I stuck with minus 60 GB of space forever?