Minor problem [!]

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Cosmin, May 4, 2003.

  1. Cosmin

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    Can't delete this file " at all " .. ( if restored same message appears ) .. see pic , thanks :) !
     
  2. yoyo

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    Where does that "pretty critical" bit in the error message come from?
    In this part it looks like the folder name would be ". -Commandos 2-". That would be a not allowed filename and trying to delete or rename such a file or folder would result in this error message.

    Try this:

    Open a command window and navigate to the directory this folder is in. Now type DIR /x . This will give you the 8.3 names of files and folders. Try this name to delete. If still no luck, close explorer from the taskmanager (end process explorer.exe), leave task manager open and try this command in the command window
    RD \\.\C:\DOWNLO~1\UNDEL~1 (replace C:\DOWNLO~1\UNDEL~1 with the path of your folder to delete using DOS names).
    Start explorer again in task manager. File - New task - explorer.

     
  3. Cosmin

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    hehe , that " pretty critical " was made by me .. thought it will be more interesting :D - thanks anyway ;)
     
  4. Cosmin

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    I've tried several times but nahhh , .. , doesn't work .. all combinations ( also with explorer.exe closed ) but same message appears : " The system cannot find the path specified "

    What can be done ? :(
    I've attached also some new pics' with messages . . .
     
  5. Cosmin

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    and the second one :

    Thanks for any ideeas that can be useful ;)
     
  6. yoyo

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    Did you try using 8.3 (DOS) names?
     
  7. Cosmin

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    don't know what u mean .. I mean I don't know how to use them :( . can help ?
     
  8. yoyo

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    Navigate to the folder D:\Pastime .
    To do this type these commands and press Enter after each line

    D:
    cd Pastime

    it should now look like this

    D:\Pastime>

    now type

    dir /x

    this will give you a list of the folder content using 8dot3 filenames.
    Find the folder you want to delete. Probably it will be called COMMAN~1 or something similar. Now try using this name.
     
  9. Cosmin

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    look how looks .. what should be the next step ?
     
  10. yoyo

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    Now try

    D:\Pastime>rd \\.\COMMAN~1 /s /q

    hope it works
     
  11. Cosmin

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    Yes , worked .. , thanks a lot YOYO ;)
     
  12. yoyo

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    Hmmm... try

    D:\Pastime>rd \\.\D:\Pastime\COMMAN~1 /s /q