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Unmanageable / Undeleteable Folder

Dan Carp
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On our CIFS server, I discovered an empty folder that somehow nested repeatedly within itself, along the lines of:

W:\Info\Folder\Dumb\Dumb\Dumb\Dumb\Dumb\Dumb\Dumb\Dumb\Dumb\Dumb\Dumb\Dumb\..etc..

It seems to only have stopped when it presumably hit the 256 character limit.  The folder permissions all the way down to the terminal folder are set properly for me to delete them, but the terminal folder itself is inaccessible - can't delete it, can't take ownership of it, etc.  Tried running "rmdir /s Dumb" from an administrator command line, but still got an access denied error.

Any help on how to delete this string of folders would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!
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Thanks to you both - DelinvFile worked perfectly (and currently allows for 3 'test' actions before requiring purchase).  I was able to use it to delete the terminal "Dumb" folder, after which I could delete the remainder easily with Windows Explorer.

Knoppix certainly would have also done the trick, but would have been a few extra steps.
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