1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Directory ending with dot undeletable.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Jark, Nov 6, 2007.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Jark

    Jark Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2007
    Messages:
    4
    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
     
  2. moper

    moper

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2004
    Messages:
    1,657
    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




    moper
     
  3. Jark

    Jark Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2007
    Messages:
    4
    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
     
As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/648445

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice