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Long file names

By Kenone ·
I have a few machines around (W2K) that have old files/profiles on them that I would like to clean up without formatting. The problem is they have a few files with very long file names that I cannot delete. I have tried from DOS using wildcards as well. Is there an easy way to get rid of these? Most appear to be temporary internet files, at least originally. I can't rename them, and I can't move or copy them.

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Few things

by omegafire In reply to Long file names

1) Try a shift + delete
This will delete the files by bypassing the recycling bin.

2)If that doesn't work, network your w2k machine to a XP box and access the files from there. You should be able to delete them this way.

-Travis

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Worked!

by Kenone In reply to Few things

The shift/delete didn't - already tried that but I went in from the server (admin share) and deleted them no problem. Thanks

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woot!

by omegafire In reply to Worked!

Glad I could be of help!

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