In my windows favorites are 18 (identical) files that REFUSE to be deleted - says the filename is too long. What can I do?
I was shopping for a frigidaire and when I found what I wanted I added it to "favorites" to return to it. Apparently each time I clicked on it it multiplied and now I have 18 copies of a "shop frigidaire" with a very long filename. It says it's too long to delete, but I can't rename it.
Testimonial: "I did that - quite successfully but the files never showed up under the command prompt. I even tried downloading a special "erase" utility but when I tried to locate the files they didn't even show up in it. It's OK - there's no damage to the computer, I just can't figure out why they won't delete. Thank you for your help!"
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Windows 95, 98, and ME syntax Deletes one or more files. DEL [drive:][path]filename [/P] ERASE [drive:][path]filename [/P] [drive:][path]filenameSpecifies the file(s) to delete. Specify multiple files by using wildcards./PPrompts for confirmation before deleting each file.Windows 2000 and Windows XP syntax Deletes one or more files. DEL [/P] [/F] [/S] [/Q] [/A[[:]attributes]] names ERASE [/P] [/F] [/S] [/Q] [/A[[:]attributes]] names namesSpecifies a list of one or more files or directories. Wildcards may be used to delete multiple files. If a directory is specified, all files within the directory will be deleted./PPrompts for confirmation before deleting each file./FForce deleting of read-only files./SDelete specified files from all subdirectories./QQuiet mode, do not ask if ok to delete on global wildcard/ASelects files to delete based on attributesattributesR Read-only files S System filesH Hidden files A Files ready for archiving- Prefix meaning notIf Command Extensions are enabled DEL and ERASE change as follows: The display semantics of the /S switch are reversed in that it shows you only the files that are deleted, not the ones it could not find. Windows 2000 and Windows XP recovery console syntax Deletes one file. del [drive:][path]filename delete [drive:][path]filename [drive:][path]filenameSpecifies the file to delete. Delete only operates within the system directories of the current Windows installation, removable media, the root directory of any hard disk partition, or the local installation sources. Del and delete do not support replaceable parameters (wild cards). Examples Notice: Users who are running Microsoft Windows 95 and are used to deleted items going to the recycle bin need to keep in mind that deleting files from MS-DOS does not send files to the recycle bin. del test.tmp = Deletes the test.tmp in the directory that you currently are in, if the file exists. del c:windows est.tmp = Delete the c:windows est.tmp in the windows directory if it exists. del c:windows emp*.* = (* is for wild character(s)) *.* indicates that you would like to delete all files in the c:windows emp directory. del c:windows emp?est.tmp = (? is a single wild character for one letter) This command would delete any file ending with est.tmp such as pest.tmp or zest.tmp...
You may also configure your outlook express to auto delete Emails by creating a rule for them.
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if the mac has altered the filename to account for the duplication then you cant , ie , field of cows and field of cows1 is the same photo but a different file name , the mac sees two files , you see two of the same photo,Sorry , May be its a good thing. now you can go through all those photos and remember the days.
alternately , try using search function looking for filenames with the duplicate extension number , ie , search/jpeg/filename/1