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    Help - deleting files with invalid characters

    I have some file and folder with invalid characters on their filename (e.g.____-_~1 and J___~1), Windows was unable to read or delete these files. Its very annoying when I saw these 'rubbish' files on my desktop.

    Can anyone help me with it?

    System info:
    OS : Win ME

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    AO French Antique News Whore
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    Try this..
    -Simon \"SDK\"

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    Didn't work..."File not found" althought I selected it.

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    Re: Help - deleting files with invalid characters

    Originally posted here by spellabc
    I have some file and folder with invalid characters on their filename (e.g.____-_~1 and J___~1), Windows was unable to read or delete these files. Its very annoying when I saw these 'rubbish' files on my desktop.

    Can anyone help me with it?

    System info:
    OS : Win ME
    Try this, at the command prompt go to the directory just under those two folders/files. Then do this for both:
    ren ____-_~1 file.txt
    ren J___~1 otherfile.txt
    if it is a folder just make up a folder name instead of a filename. Then go to wherever the file/folder is in windows and delete it. That should work.

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