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Help Windows Wont Let Me Delete Folder!!



I downloaded a file from a friend ftp and i cant delete this stupid dir after i killed the files in it.

I tried everything can somoene help me out on deleting this thing?

the file name is

¤ø,¸¸,ø¤°`°¤ Site Added At #Warez-_-sites on EFNET ¤ø,¸¸,ø¤°`°¤

Is there something i can do to delete this ? I tried to rename it but it wont let me.

Sorry about pasting the file name but i figure it might help cause maybe there is some symbol in there that causes windows not to let u rename it.

Thanks for the help.


In case it is really the name, (leading or trailing spaces, reserved words like LPT or not allowed symbols) try this way. It should bypass the reserve-word check.

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.
Hope it works.


Another option is to use a syntax that bypasses the typical reserve-word checks completely. For example, you can possibly delete any file with a command such as:
DEL \\.\driveletter:\path\filename

For example:
DEL \\.\c:\somedir\aux

If the name in the file system appears as a directory, use the following syntax.

For example, you can possibly delete any directory with a command such as:
RD \\.\<driveletter>:\<path>\<directory name>

For example:
RD \\.\c:\somedir\aux


RmDir \\.\<driveletter>:\<path>\<directory>

For example:
RmDir \\.\C:\YourFTP_ROOT's_PATH\COM1 /s /q

/s-This switch removes all directories and files in the specified directory and also the directory itself. This switch also removes a directory tree.

/q-This switch stands for Quiet mode. Do not ask if you can remove a directory tree that contains the /s switch.

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