Seeing that the HDD in Humax was up to 91% full, I bought a 500Gb USB disc to copy some large files onto. I used Gparted Live on my PC to format the new drive - easy! Succeded in copying about ten 2 - 2.5 hour HD programs (some of this years Formula 1 races). I've read on this forum that the broadcasts may have been encrypted to make them copyable but only playable through the Humax that originally recorded them. - No worries, I don't want to pass them around, only keep them for the winter evenings. Here's the problem (at last). Most of the copied files on Humax and the files on the USB disk have been marked with a symbol like a black donut with a red X top right. Does this indicate that a copy has been made? I can do nothing with the originals files except watch them, I cannot delete them which is the purpose of the exercise. Have they been made read only? The copies appear to work perfectly Does anyone know what I can do now?