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  1. #1 long name file deletion 
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    Is there any way to get rid of a file (windows) which has a very long name and also is a type with a very long (40 character) description? I have already tried safe mode start and I have "unlocker assistant" which will take care of such files most of the time.


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  3. #2 Delete long file name 
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    Have you tried to delete it through cmd.exe?

    Start > Run > cmd.exe

    Navigate through folders using
    dir
    ex. dir Desktop
    dir New folder 1
    dir New folder 2

    e.t.c.
    Once you know the location of the file

    Type
    del c:\longfilename.txt

    If this does not work you can also try an alternative program for deleting files @ http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/d...vFile_22961_p/

    Hope this helps.


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  4. #3 Re: Delete long file name 
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidF
    Have you tried to delete it through cmd.exe?

    Start > Run > cmd.exe

    Navigate through folders using
    dir
    ex. dir Desktop
    dir New folder 1
    dir New folder 2

    e.t.c.
    Once you know the location of the file

    Type
    del c:\longfilename.txt

    If this does not work you can also try an alternative program for deleting files @ http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/d...vFile_22961_p/

    Hope this helps.
    I don't fully understand your description. Part of the problem is that the file is not .txt or .(anything normal). It is .(40 random characters).

    As for you second suggestion. I had already tried it. However the free version says it could delete the file, but only if I buy the full version.
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  5. #4 LongPathTool 
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    I have encountered the same problem too and http://LongPathTool.com helped me. They can handle pathnames of any length, up to the internal Windows limit of 32,000 characters. You gotta try it.
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    I had posted this question on several forums and got a recipe that worked on one of the other forums.
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