two dots in filename won't delete

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KVRAF
1966 posts since 15 Apr, 2004 from Capital City, UK

Post Sun Jun 20, 2004 1:47 am

Hi all,

I downloaded an SY-1 piano soundfont sometime ago, and in it was a directory called 'SY-1 Piano..'

This file will not delete. I think it's because the two dots mean 'previous directory' so when I say 'delete this file' it thinks I mean 'delete this file and the previous directory, and the previous directory, and the previous directory (and so on)' which can't be done cause that's where the command is run from, higher up the directory.
I have a also tried renaming it, but 'access denied, file in use', then I downloaded a program called moveonboot, but it will only work on files, not directories.

HELP!!
Thanks
CB

Has anyone else had this same problem?

pHz
The Teach
8266 posts since 23 Jul, 2002 from flatness

Post Sun Jun 20, 2004 1:52 am

(moved from hardware / setup to everything else)

slainte :) rob

KVRian
1262 posts since 15 Feb, 2003 from Up the Pennine way

Post Sun Jun 20, 2004 5:58 am

What os are you using?

If it is windows you could boot into safe mode or dos and delete/rename it from there.

fake
You cant beat people up then have them say "I love you"

KVRAF

Topic Starter

1966 posts since 15 Apr, 2004 from Capital City, UK

Post Sun Jun 20, 2004 2:45 pm

Yeah, I should have said - XPpro. And thanks, I remember a friend's anonymous ftp server received a similar file, and he had to type in the ascii codes to specify the file in DOS. That's what I'll do.

Thanks fake

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