Solved: File cannot be deleted as file name invalid...!!! HELP

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Steven35

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OK i should admit that this was a slightly dubious file alledgedly proving a certain starlets dislike of underwear..... However the file name is so long that Windows XP will not let me delete it... also the file was corrupted ( no pun intended ) so has a zero file length.. I did virus scan the download and AVG said file was not virus.... anyway i need to get rid of it any ideas....!!! :eek:

A big shout out to all replies But the Biggest thanks to Moderator John Will who had the simple idea of shift everything else then delete folder........ Why is it always the simplest ideas that work best... PS I eventually saw evidence of starlets dislike of pants on google images.... Take off safe search and leer away without having to download any suspiscious files.

Thanks Again
 

Byteman

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Hi, Several things we can do

Have you tried re-naming the pic file and then deleting?

Can you post the exact filepath (location of the file on hard drive)...if it's in Temporary Internet Files or somewhere, we have some tools that may get rid of it. Try renaming/ re-saving it first. If you get a message that the file does not exist or is corrupted, post the exact message please.
 

LANMaster

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Also, can you move the file to another folder (an otherwise empty folder) ?

Might also try to open a different picture (one that won't get you fired) and save it under the same filename (thereby overwriting the inappropriate file)
 
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"Moveonboot" will delete it.
Freeware..
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/moveonboot.html


"MoveOnBoot allows you to copy, move or delete files on the next system boot. This can come handy if you need to replace or delete files that are locked by other applications, loaded into memory or cannot be changed until next system boot. "
 

JohnWill

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Move all the other files from the folder, delete that folder, then recreate it and move the other files back.
 

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You can mark your own threads solved using the thread tools at the top of the page in the upper right corner.© :)
 
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