Directory ending with dot undeletable.

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Jark

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A piece of music software has kindly created automatically a directory ending in a dot. This directory is undeletable as it breaks the naming rules.

I have tried safe mode, power delete, move on boot, 'del' from the command line and probably some others too.

I don't need the contents, I'm not trying to make the directory usable, I just want to get rid if it.

Anybody found a way to delete these?

Many thanks

Jark
 
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The dot shouldn't be a problem. Perhaps there is a space at the front or end of the name. You could do this if the name is more than 8 letters. At the command prompt type, dir /a /x
This will show the 'short name'. Then use rd on the 'short name'.

Or, give this program a try: http://www.purgeie.com/delinv/index.htm




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Jark

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Hey- Many thanks, that worked a treat. Good old DOS!

Shame there isn't such a thing a e-beer. I'd buy you a pint!

Will donate instead.

I know several people with similar problems...will pass the info around.

Thanks again.

Jark
 
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