#1 20 Sep 2005 13:55

car313
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Registered: 20 Sep 2005
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undeletable folder

dear people
i am a newbie here. thanks for the membership!
i have a system - hp pavilion with windows me, 192 (128+64)MB ram, 14 GB HDD.
the problem is there is a folder in the root of c:\ drive with the name of "windows" with three more characters. the character after the 's' in windows is an 'e' with two dots on the top, an underscore and a 'c' with a comma attached to its bottom. (i hope you got that!)
i am unable to delete it because windows sas that the folder is moved or deleted or the network connection is not there and to press f5 to refresh.
no juice.
this folder just won't go away!
will be very grateful if someone can help me get rid of this folder.
car313

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#2 20 Sep 2005 18:53

Simon Sheppard
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Re: undeletable folder

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#3 24 Oct 2006 17:51

skeetabomb
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Re: undeletable folder

http://www.answers.com/topic/ascii-chart has a table of all ASCII characters and their values.

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#4 24 Oct 2006 18:55

Simon Sheppard
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Re: undeletable folder

They do sound like extended ASCII chars

What often does the trick is a rename using the single character wildcard ? for each odd character

e.g. in this case

REN Windows??? spud

would rename the errant folder to 'spud' you should then be able to delete it:

DEL spud

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#5 24 Oct 2006 19:49

Simon Sheppard
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Re: undeletable folder

ps another ascii table here smile

https://ss64.com/ascii.html

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