Can't delete a specific iTunes folder

Posted on 2011-05-07
Last Modified: 2012-05-11

Itunes (or some other program) has created files and folders in 2 artist folders in my itunes folder.
The files/folders have really long names. (i have attached a screenshot of the folder but the names are a lot longer when you click into the name to edit, there are a lot of spaces before the filename appears.) I want to delete the complete parent folder (2 unlimited) but can't. I have looked on the EE Forum for ideas and have tried CMD delete, Unlocker, Icesword and Pathtoolong apps without success....  any ideas ???

Paolo. itunes Pic
Question by:Itomicltd
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    Accepted Solution

    Can you rename the file and then delete it? Have you ran chkdsk on the drive?
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    by:Aaron Tomosky
    Windows won't recognize the file. I've only solved this in the past using a boot cd.
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    Expert Comment

    by:Jackie Man
    You need to run the following command in vista recovery environment's command prompt.

    chkdsk /r

    A tutorial of Using Command Prompt in Vista Windows Recovery is in the URL below.


    Author Comment

    Thanks for the replies guys. Will try chkdisk ASAP

    Author Closing Comment

    Renaming did not work.

    Author Comment

    Chkdisk worked a dream... Thanks.

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