I have inherited this server with this anomaly on it. The server is running Windows 2003.
The directory tree looks like this. (Print out form the Tree command.)
Dir says this:
Directory of J:\scanned docs
02/15/2011 07:06 AM <DIR> .
02/15/2011 07:06 AM <DIR> ..
02/15/2011 07:06 AM <DIR>
0 File(s) 0 bytes
3 Dir(s) 1,145,984,622,592 bytes free
"Scanned docs" appears to be a real directory. The level beneath it seems to be a symbolic link to something else. Unfortunately that something else may have been on a volume that is no longer there. Also the link or junction now seems to have a name of " ".
My question is how can a delete this without trashing the rest of the volume or any data files.
When I try deleting it with windows exploder I get "Cannot delete file: Cannot read from source file or disk." Of course when I try this I'm assuming that it doesn't point to something that might be valuable. Trying to rename it gives the same error.
linkd " " says that the name is not a valid windows 2000 name, which of course I already knew.