troubleshooting Question

Unable to delete or rename folders on shared folders

Avatar of warriorsTeah
warriorsTeah asked on
Microsoft Legacy OSWindows XP
7 Comments1 Solution655 ViewsLast Modified:
I'm trying to delete 2 empty sub-folders inside my shared folders (on my server) but kept running into various problems (please refer to screenshots for detail) ...

So far I have tried many ways to resolve but all failed to work...below are some steps I have tried -

a) Remove all users from the main folder's security & permn settings (so no single user can touch the files inside )

b) took ownership of the main folder & all sub-folders

c) check server's 'shared files' for locked files (there were none...!)

d) tried to delete (or rename) under command prompt using 'del', deltree, ren, etc but all failed

e) try deletion (or rename) locally at server end  - also failed

I suspect there are 'hidden character' in the filename not recognised by Windows as I can 'see' it clearly at the end of the filename when it start to blink during rename/F2....but have no idea how to resolve the issue.

Our community of experts have been thoroughly vetted for their expertise and industry experience.

Join our community to see this answer!
Unlock 1 Answer and 7 Comments.
Start Free Trial
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 1 Answer and 7 Comments.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros