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    Folder that will not die...

    I created a folder in dos and I decided to name it NULL, you know ALT 255. I now am unable to delete it! In explorer it is there and even in dos it is there, but it has a blank space for it's name. This isn't as easy as changing the attributes on it from read only to not...can someone help me?
    -libertie

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    hmm have you tried rd "Alt+255" quoted like that? I don't understand why that wouldn't work. Or even unquoted... but anyhow I would try to undo it from dos if explorer won't let you.

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    Hey there!

    Remember that if you created it in DOS, you have to kill it from the bottom up, not top down!

    What I mean is, you have to delete all the files first?

    Hope this helps, if not, come back

    Cheers

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    I have tried and both ways it tell me the file is not there. I cannot move it or do anything with it. It is the wierdest thing. In DOS I entered rmdir c:\mydocu~1\and then for the name ALT 255 and it says the file is not there, any more suggestions?
    -libertie

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    rmdir
    or maybe
    del *

    or just send it all to recycle bin and weed out the files you want.

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    setup an msftpsvc on your local machine pointing to the parent dir where you created it
    connect via flashfxp or something with a raw cmdline
    there enter
    rmd ./ / /

    that should work
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    do this ren hello
    then type del hello
    where somewhere in between ren and hello you typed alt+255.
    That worked for me. But I had to delete the renamed folder from explorer because it wouldn't work from dos.

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    I think I got it, I started thing and remmebbered its in ASCII so I needed to use the numeric keypad instead of the number line at the top of the keyboard. Thanks for everyones help. Sheesh if you everwanted to hide some thing here is the way to go...Once again I appreciated the help.
    -libertie

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    I decided to name it NULL, you know ALT 255
    i guess i dont know...ALT+225 gives you the '' symbol, NOT the null symbol which can be achieved by typing ALT+000 (nothing will even happen if you type it). Anyways, maybe when you typed in the name you didnt have Number lock on or something. i dont know...stupid post...sorry if you took your time to read this i just really wanted to point out that alt+225 isnt the NULL character.
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    225,255...152...who cares?
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