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  • Question

  • Hi,

    So I have searched the internet for hours and have tired more than a dozen tools to delete the below files.

    I have tried check disk, I have tried gaining access as admin, I have tried loads of third party programs. I tried making duplicate copies of the folders and deleting the parent directory.

    a couple of the third party software programs I tried I have seen mentioned before are:

    Move on boot

    Unlocker

    Nothing has worked.  

    Some background on this. I was using an application to sync files from my phone to my PC. One of the files synced with a "error" and the below has resulted.

    Here is an image of what the files look like:

    Friday, July 6, 2012 6:44 PM

Answers

  • Hi, 

    Try to Delete All File From Command Prompt.

    Start --> in search box type --> CMD --> Run As Administrator --> Enter

    * make sure you're in your Folder path.

    e.g: if your file in D:\game

    first you should enter in CMD

    cd D:\game

    after you go to your folder path enter this command:

    DEL *.* /F /Q

    this command will delete all files in the folder.

    Regards,


    MCT / MCITP / MCTS / MCSA / C|EH

    • Proposed as answer by Las D. Rashid Sunday, July 8, 2012 2:02 PM
    • Marked as answer by Cloud_TS Wednesday, July 18, 2012 2:05 AM
    Saturday, July 7, 2012 8:51 AM

All replies

  • Hi, 

    Try to Delete All File From Command Prompt.

    Start --> in search box type --> CMD --> Run As Administrator --> Enter

    * make sure you're in your Folder path.

    e.g: if your file in D:\game

    first you should enter in CMD

    cd D:\game

    after you go to your folder path enter this command:

    DEL *.* /F /Q

    this command will delete all files in the folder.

    Regards,


    MCT / MCITP / MCTS / MCSA / C|EH

    • Proposed as answer by Las D. Rashid Sunday, July 8, 2012 2:02 PM
    • Marked as answer by Cloud_TS Wednesday, July 18, 2012 2:05 AM
    Saturday, July 7, 2012 8:51 AM
  • Thank you Las this worked
    Saturday, July 7, 2012 9:26 PM
  • Great,  you're welcome.

    Regards,


    MCT / MCITP / MCTS / MCSA / C|EH

    Saturday, July 7, 2012 9:59 PM
  • del *.* will, of course, delete ALL files in a folder. If you ever need to delete a strangely named folder without deleting all other files in that folder, this can often be done by using the file's 8.3 filename, which can be displayed using the /X option of the DIR command, i.e.:

    C:\Users\Al>dir qwe* /x
     Volume in drive C has no label.
     Volume Serial Number is 3678-B5D8
    
     Directory of C:\Users\Al
    
    09/10/2011  07:14 PM                17 QWEASD~1.PS1 qwe asd.ps1
                   1 File(s)             17 bytes
                   0 Dir(s)  132,909,305,856 bytes free
    
    C:\Users\Al>
    


    Al Dunbar

    Saturday, July 7, 2012 10:20 PM