+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5
Windows Thread, Deletion of Files and Folders over XXX Charcters long in Technical; Ok this is taking me ages to do, But how can I delete files and folders which are too long ...
  1. #1
    BKGarry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    944
    Thank Post
    98
    Thanked 127 Times in 101 Posts
    Rep Power
    48

    Deletion of Files and Folders over XXX Charcters long

    Ok this is taking me ages to do,

    But how can I delete files and folders which are too long for windows to let my by just standard right click then delete that doesn't involve me changing each and every foler name to a singular character?

    Thanks
    Gaz

  2. #2
    browolf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Mars
    Posts
    1,527
    Thank Post
    107
    Thanked 89 Times in 75 Posts
    Blog Entries
    46
    Rep Power
    40

    Re: Deletion of Files and Folders over XXX Charcters long

    some sort of recursive vbscript could i imagine, but i don't have one.

  3. #3

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    13,313
    Thank Post
    681
    Thanked 1,650 Times in 1,471 Posts
    Rep Power
    425

    Re: Deletion of Files and Folders over XXX Charcters long

    how about dropping to a cmd.exe prompt and using a wildcard such as:

    del rubbish*.txt ???

    Ben

  4. #4
    BKGarry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    944
    Thank Post
    98
    Thanked 127 Times in 101 Posts
    Rep Power
    48

    Re: Deletion of Files and Folders over XXX Charcters long

    tried cmd just does nothing

  5. #5

    webman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    North East England
    Posts
    8,412
    Thank Post
    642
    Thanked 962 Times in 662 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    326

    Re: Deletion of Files and Folders over XXX Charcters long

    Give delinvfile a go.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Deletion of Home dir and profile in one
    By mmoseley in forum Network and Classroom Management
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 2nd January 2008, 08:03 PM
  2. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 10th October 2007, 10:13 AM
  3. Mass Copy of Files and Folders
    By originofsymmetry in forum Scripts
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 2nd October 2007, 12:16 PM
  4. Restrict "Search files and folders"
    By sandfie in forum Windows
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 26th March 2007, 10:45 PM
  5. Profile Deletion - help!
    By mark in forum Windows
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 29th November 2005, 04:40 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •