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Hi, I just downloaded a directory in which there is a directory named "This..." 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...

  1. #1

    Default how to delete directory named "this..."?

    Hi,

    I just downloaded a directory in which there is a
    directory named "This..." 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

  2. #2

    Default how to delete directory named "this..."?

    Hi James,

    The following should work for you. From a command prompt
    type:

    del "\\?\c:\this..."

    assuming that it is located in c:\. If not, replace the
    c:\ with the appropriate full path. You need the quotes,
    and you need the \\?\ before the path for NT path escaping.

    good luck,
    -jasong
    >-----Original Message-----
    >Hi,
    >
    >I just downloaded a directory in which there is a
    >directory named "This..." 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
    >.
    >
    Jason Garms [MSFT] Guest

  3. #3

    Default how to delete directory named "this..."?

    Thanks your help, but it does not work.

    the path for that directory is:
    f:\temp\this..., and tried several times with

    del "\\?\f:\temp\this..."

    it prompted "Could not find \\?\f:\temp\this..."

    I'm using Chinese version WinXP with SP1 installed.



    >-----Original Message-----
    >Hi James,
    >
    >The following should work for you. From a command prompt
    >type:
    >
    >del "\\?\c:\this..."
    >
    >assuming that it is located in c:\. If not, replace the
    >c:\ with the appropriate full path. You need the quotes,
    >and you need the \\?\ before the path for NT path
    escaping.
    >
    >good luck,
    >-jasong
    >
    >>-----Original Message-----
    >>Hi,
    >>
    >>I just downloaded a directory in which there is a
    >>directory named "This..." 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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