Long File Names

Posted on 2013-01-30
Last Modified: 2013-03-14
The backup system backed up files on the network drive instead of external drive and created a nest of folder and long name files which cannot be deleted, the error message is attached. I need to get rid of the the folder and long name files.
Thank you for your help.
Question by:RFLafferty
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Expert Comment

ID: 38835378
You have to use the command line interface.

You did not include the error which might be that the files are in use or are somehow marked as system files and can not be deleted.

Author Comment

ID: 38835410
These are not system files, folder & files created by a backup software, see attchement
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arnold earned 500 total points
ID: 38835515
While you keep referring to an attachment, it is not part of this thread.
Using command window, try deltree topfolder
Del /f topfolder
Redirect /f topfolder
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Author Comment

ID: 38837152
Didn't work, tried it command line on workstation & Server, same message
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Expert Comment

ID: 38837736
What is the message that you are getting?

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