The filename is not valid

I've been having actually this problem on Windows 7 that i couldn't resolve. I've tried eincredibly pointer that i uncovered on Google but via no luck sadly... :(

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You watching: The filename is not valid

I can't seem to delete some files/folders in my exterior HD.

When i attempt to delete these particular folders/papers i get this message:

The file name you stated is not valid or also long. Specify a different file name.

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A few of the things that I've tried are as follow:

1- Renaming the files/folders to be shorter.

2-Using CMD to force delete files/folder's route.

3-Deleting while in SAFE MODE.

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Please aid me!

I don't desire to reformat my HD, bereason i have many kind of expensive documents in it and i can't relocate them else wright here.

Ty


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8 years ago
Sounds favor the NTFS metainformation concerning the file got corrupted. You can attempt deleting the papers using the old DOS name.

Open up cmd prompt, cd right into the magazine which consists of the file. Then execute dir /x

This will certainly offer you the DOS style name (MYFILE~1, MYFILE~2, ADOBEFL~1 instead of myfileislong, myfileislong.txt, adobe flash, respectively). Then you need to be able to del the file utilizing the DOS style name.


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Initial Poster8 years ago

cd into the catalog which contains the file

How do i perform that please? This "cd", what perform you intend by it?


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8 years ago
Try booting a Linux rescue disk and deleting them utilizing that.

See more: Slui 4 Not Working Windows 10 Activation Key That Doesn'T Work

Edit: and also following time name them something reasonable.


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Initial Poster8 years ago

Is that my only option? :O

I really don't understand or desire to install one more OS simply to delete some files.

I didn't name them that means, they were choose that as soon as i initially obtained them.


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8 years ago
Try "Unlocker." http://www.filehippo.com/download_unlocker/


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Original Poster8 years ago · edited 8 years ago

Is this the exact same strategy to delete locked documents found on "Malwarebytes"?

Because i tried that approach and also it likewise didn't work sadly... :(

EDIT: Tried the regimen, but it couldn't delete the folders also.


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8 years ago

I had actually the exact same difficulty via an exterior drive a pair weeks back. I had a brochure with somepoint like 250 folders all with the exact same name, one after an additional. I tried a pair of different things that I saw said online but couldn't obtain any of those suggestions to job-related out.

The just point that worked for me wregarding manually rename eexceptionally folder via simply a solitary letter name. So favor a/a/a/a/a... and then go towards the end of the catalog and also drag 20 or so of those folders away into a new brochure and also delete those and also then repeat until I was able to delete them all. It was a pain and took about 30 minutes. I hope you discover out a quicker means.


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Original Poster8 years ago

I got it solved, this was the only alternative that functioned for me after trying eexceptionally idea & without installing a various OS or Reformatting the HD.

Just go to HardDisk tools, and also Check for Disk Errors or something like that. Give it some time, and also then i went and tried to delete the Folders/Files and also IT WORKED!!! :D

Thanks for eincredibly one in right here, you men were very helpful!


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8 years ago

Surprisingly I fire up my Amiga emulator, go right into Workbench and delete the file from within tbelow. You obviously have to mount your windows difficult disks to execute it but it functions flawlessly.

See more: Error: C:WindowsSystem32Msasn1


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