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How to delete directory named "This..." - Windows XP/2000/ME

Hi, I just downloaded a directory in which there is a directory named "This..."(three dot) from a Linux server. Now, I want to delete this directory but I found it always failed by directly select it and "DEL". It prompts "It can not be openned". How could I do it? thanks in advance. james...

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    Default How to delete directory named "This..."

    Hi,

    I just downloaded a directory in which there is a
    directory named "This..."(three dot) from a Linux server.

    Now, I want to delete this directory but I found it
    always failed by directly select it and "DEL". It
    prompts "It can not be openned".

    How could I do it?

    thanks in advance.

    james
    james Guest

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    Default Re: How to delete directory named "This..."

    Hi, James.

    Perhaps it is set to Read only, System or Hidden. Check its Properties to
    determine this - and change it if necessary.

    Another way that often works to delete uncooperative files and directories
    is to open a "DOS" window, use the dir /x command to see the 8.3 filename,
    and then DEL that or RD that.

    RC
    --
    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX
    [email]rccorridor.net[/email]
    Microsoft Windows MVP

    "james" <sj_hznmhotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:303501c33fda$81f6a030$a601280aphx.gbl...
    > Hi,
    >
    > I just downloaded a directory in which there is a
    > directory named "This..."(three dot) from a Linux server.
    >
    > Now, I want to delete this directory but I found it
    > always failed by directly select it and "DEL". It
    > prompts "It can not be openned".
    >
    > How could I do it?
    >
    > thanks in advance.
    >
    > james

    R. C. White Guest

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