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IE link won't go away

By brifd1 ·
For ? reason, I have a couple of Internet Explorer links that won't delete. When I attempt to do so, I get an error message such as: "Cannot delete nameoflink: The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect."

IE 6.0, Windows XP SP2

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by sgt_shultz In reply to IE link won't go away

will it let you rename? for a test?

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by brifd1 In reply to

Nope. It does nu-thing!

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by honu95 In reply to IE link won't go away

Try going to C:\Documents and Settings\username*\Favorites and try looking for the link. Perhaps when you bookmarked it, it was given some unacceptable file name. Perhaps it's longer than 256 chars? Can you cut and paste it somewhere and see if it shortens the name?

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by brifd1 In reply to

This brings up a possible answer.
I can cut and paste the "original" bookmark.
The bookmark that I'm trying to eliminate is on a network drive, where I made a copy of my "Favorites" folder. Does this help?

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by smart031279 In reply to IE link won't go away

Are you trying to delete these from IE history?

Try Microsoft Antispyware, it has a privacy tool that can really clean IE history, MRU lists and recent documents, etc.

I hope it helps!

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by brifd1 In reply to

Nope, from the Network drive.

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by honu95 In reply to IE link won't go away

What are your permissions for this drive? Can you modify/delete any other file on this drive in the same directory?

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by Jed Wadman In reply to IE link won't go away

Sound like rootkit behavior. If your computer is part of a network, connect to your c$ share from a remote system, (you may need admin rights for this). Browse to C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\local settings\temporary internet files, locate the folder Content.IE5 and delete all of it's contents, including subfolders (make sure you set your explorer to show all files). Do this for all users. sysinternals has a rootkit scanner for free download.

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by sleepsalot In reply to IE link won't go away

Your browser has been hijacked!! spybot s+d, adaware, microsoft anti spy ware. Any one of these will fix it.

Wayne

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