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[Resolved] can't delete .jpg file

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by hcastro, Feb 13, 2003.

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  1. hcastro

    hcastro Thread Starter

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    I've been trying to delete a .jpg file and I can't.
    it says the file is invalid or too long
     
  2. Rollin' Rog

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    If it won't let you rename it, or drag and drop it to the recycle bin, one way to do this is to create a second folder.

    Then in the first folder select (highlight) the jpeg you are trying to delete. Then Click Edit > Invert Selection.

    Now you click Copy (or Cut) and then Paste all the OTHER (selected) images into the new folder. Selecting Copy is more of a fail-safe procedure since you won't be in danger of losing anything in the process.

    Now you can delete the entire folder with the undeletable jpeg.
     
  3. The_Egg

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    Another method is to lasso it.

    Create a new text file or something next to the problem .jpg
    Lasso them together via right click -> drag,
    then select "delete" from the menu which pops up when you release the right mouse button. This should work . . .
     
  4. Rollin' Rog

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    PM from poster reports problem resolved using the delete folder technique.
     
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