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Recursive folder problem

ccoulson
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Last Modified: 2010-04-29
Mac IIfx, 8Mb real memeory, 16Mb virtual, System 7.5.5

This was previously posted to comp.sys.mac.system with no takers.

I have a problem with some screwed up bit in my directory entries where I have an "infinitely recursive" folder.

Somehow, I ended up with a folder called "AppleShare", who's only contents is another folder called "AppleShare", who's only content is, you guessed it, "AppleShare," and so on.  I cannot delete this nor rebuild my desktop as I get the error "folders nested too deeply."  This also causes Norton Disk Doctor to choke.  Yes, this goes deeper than the 64 nested folder limit supported by he MacOS.

I've tried going several levels, down, and moving the remaining folders to another area, whereby I can delete the first set with no problem, but the remaining ones still appear to go indefinitely.

Thanks.
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