How to delete a file when getting the error “Error Deleting File or Folder

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Error Deleting File or Folder

  1. The solution is to rename the file in a DOS readable format.
  2. Open Windows Explorer
  3. Locate the File
  4. Right click in the File and click on Rename
  5. Rename the file to a short name eg. file
  6. Open up Command Prompt by clicking on “START->PROGRAMS->ACCESSORIES->COMMAND PROMPT”
  7. Locate the file by using the DOS cd command eg.  cd directory
  8. Once in the directory of where the file is type in the following command

    del FILENAME

    Replace FILENAME with your file

  9. Hit Enter
  10. The file should now be gone

Last Updated On March 24, 2018

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