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Thanks Dietmar March 22. 2009 03:26 Hey thanks for the solution! So at a command prompt (Start > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt) I was able to delete the file using: del "\\?\C:\Temp\Stuff\Sales Agreement." Note: On Windows 7 it seems Martin October 10. 2008 23:21 Thank you for the tip! this worked well for me with a multitude of different names. Check This Out

Thank you so much! I shall take up his suggestion (tks) to run checkdisk on the drive. Jatin November 8. 2009 06:28 This is great. totally awesome..

Attempting to delete them results in "Error Deleting File or Folder - Cannot delete file: Cannot read from the source file or disk". Windows was giving me the same error. Nation July 2. 2008 03:57 Great! It worked!Thanks.

Weird, I'm blaming apple! I´m dizzy with all the sites that I´ve visited and reading all the similar problems and solutions (that didn´t work in my case). thanks. Ryan G July 27. 2009 21:05 I tried the syntax above for the removal of folder to which I receive a response "Are you sure ?

Abraham Levit 1,891,997 views 7:46 Unlocker 1.9.2 [delete/move/copy ANY FILE] [How to download and use - PC Tutorial] - Duration: 6:07. c:\documents and settings\eric>cd\press enter and it will now showC:\now type the file you want to delete and it will look like this:C:\ del \\?\c:\documents and settings\eric\desktop\annoyingfile. I can get around a puter, but not such a hot shot but this worked easy, way to go bro'! http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_xp-files/cannot-delete-file-cannot-read-from-the-source/8219bec6-d3c3-4439-a833-b5c8eb76f579 howtovideocaster 11,061 views 4:41 Interrupted Action: Can't read from the source file or disk.

This is no longer locate… 1 Comment[Author: Michael Albert Category: Windows knowhow ] Recent CommentsNick on Raspberry PI: EIB/KNX IP Gateway and RouterNick on Raspberry PI: EIB/KNX IP Gateway and Subscribe to Our Newsletter Email: Advertisement © 2016 MakeUseOf. aileverte May 3. 2009 07:11 Impressive..! In such folders, any subfolder or file you create is *lost* for good.

Scott March 9. 2009 07:16 Thanks so much, the little twerps have been annoying me for so long. However, this time, I want to share my experience on how to remove these files and deal with this "cannot delete file cannot read from the source file or disk"So, after Try renaming the file and then deleting, normally or through Command. that almost worked!My files were hidden system files as well.What did work was replacing the dot with a wildcard in the filename, so this is what worked:del /ahs CAODIZOX?/ahs allows deletion

They were flagged system and hidden.I couldn't delete the entire directory because it was my desktop folder!The \\?\ trick doesn't work, because of the H and S flags.The /a trick works his comment is here Can you please help me with this. Read More Home About Contact Privacy Policy make-use-of-logo logo-background menu search search-start close email bookmark facebook google twitter pinterest stumbleupon whatsapp amazon youtube youtube label-rectangle triangle-long down PC & Mobile Windows Then, just 20 minutes ago, I found your explanation, clearly and simply written...and better than your explanation, your solution, also clearly written.

Sign in Share More Report Need to report the video? jay July 12. 2009 04:00 Dear Duncan, I just want to say thanks a million for helping me to solve the problem of a "0 bytes" file that wouldn´t delete. Best Wishes. this contact form Unlocker did not work either.

Tweet Like Google+ Comments [2] shanon says: 4 years ago i was trying to copy 11, .rar files from dvd to laptop. I have written about a program called TeraCopy, which will copies files even if they are corrupted. You can browse to any folder name on the XP PC, select it, check the box that says "Delete recursively" and away it goes.

A space at the end of the .xls extension drove me crazy for two days.Thank you again for your smart post !

I went through half this list trying every suggestion, then I hit your solution. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Sign in to make your opinion count. qwerty June 23. 2009 19:42 Thanks Chola!

Am I doing something wrong? James September 25. 2008 12:46 Still no luck.Note: This "thing" appears to be a folder. Zoran November 4. 2009 17:27 Hi,I am experiencing this same error in MOSS but when I try to rename a file through the explorer view of a document library.To let you navigate here Some where in some manual the exact syntax rules of these DOS commands is documented, I'm sure.

Check out this cool site that breaks each format down for you and the max file sizes: http://www.ntfs.com/ntfs_vs_fat.htm For whatever reason, when you try to perform a copy like this, you If you can't rename it, open a Command Prompt, navigate to the Desktop folder and run a DIR /x command to find it's short name. Thanks! dir /x/a to get the 8 character name of the offending folder3.

Opened Nero BackItUp ImageTool and deleted it from there ^^ Keksich July 6. 2009 19:51 just a note You have done an excellent job sorting this problem another way is go Does anyone have experience of this problem or similar and can anyone advise why we're seeing different results for XP and Windows 7 users? 2010 sharepoint-server webdav explorer-view open-with-explorer share|improve this hehe ;) da bare May 24. 2009 08:44 hi! it works like magic.One other thing...Whenever you create a folder ending with a dot, you can neither access nor delete it.Should you however create a folder whose name ends with a

Just read the last few paragraphs: "So at a command prompt I was able to delete the file using..." Duncan Smart November 14. 2008 10:13 Thanks a lot for this information NORI333 66,133 views 5:11 Solved Can Not Delete File Can Not Read From The Source File or Disk ? - Duration: 4:41. Hope it will work for you... I graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, GA in 2002 with a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics.

The error you got with the normal attempt at deleting usually indicates the name is either too long or corrupted or there are unusual characters in the name. I tried FileAssassin, File&Folder Unlocker, MoveonBoot etc, etc, etc. I work in an IT department and even go to school for IT;however, no-one could tell me how to remove the file. Matthias September 19. 2008 23:57 Thanks.

Jim Chambers November 5, 2012 at 4:49 am Try Long Path Tool available here for download http://longpathtool.com/Downloads.html Vishal Mishra November 4, 2012 at 7:10 am sometimes restarting the computer fix things THESE ARE VITAL TO MAKING THIS WORK. This followed by "The filename, directory name, or volume label is incorrect" Is it Operator error?I assume since I receive the positive response, that the syntax is correct.These are all peculiar i hv a whole folder to delete .

Lauren December 1. 2008 23:53 You are a genius!