Windows 10: Help! can't delete file with special characters

Discus and support Help! can't delete file with special characters in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; I downloaded a video using video download helper from youtube. didnt realize the filename had special characters and now i can't delete it. I tried... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/zapfino, Dec 2, 2020.

  1. Help! can't delete file with special characters


    I downloaded a video using video download helper from youtube. didnt realize the filename had special characters and now i can't delete it. I tried using cmd, installed farmanager and 7zip but every time i try to delete the file, the program just hangs there.

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    /u/zapfino, Dec 2, 2020
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  2. Can't delete folder in Windows 10 with special character

    I have a similar problem as in Can't delete folder (in Windows 10) that contains special character in that I get the exact same error message when trying to delete a specific folder.

    From Can't delete folder (in Windows 10) that contains special character and from Can't delete folder in Windows 7, it seems the work-around is to try to use the 8.3 DOS name.

    But, when I do a dir /x, I don't get an 8.3 DOS name... Per the dir help page:

    So, I guess in my case my directory does not have an 8.3 equivalent and that's apparently a "normal" thing. I did not see any other suggestions on how to delete directories with special characters, short of booting a live version of Linux...

    Any other ideas?
     
    Markus Lankeit, Dec 2, 2020
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  3. LittleJay Win User
    ALT Key Codes for Special Characters List


    Thanks for this PDF file list of special characters! It will come in very handy, *Thumbs
     
    LittleJay, Dec 2, 2020
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  4. JeanWall Win User

    Help! can't delete file with special characters

    How do I use or find Help for using Character Map?

    Below are instructions I have followed to a T. It does not work. I have had my husband and daughter follow these directions and they get nothing.

    How do I insert a special character into a document?


      • Open Character Map by clicking the Start button . ...
      • Click the Font list, and then click the font you want to use.
      • Click the special character you want to insert into the document.
      • Click Select, and then click Copy.

    • More items...

    Using special characters (Character Map ... - Windows

    windows.microsoft.com/.../windows/using-special-chara...

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    JeanWall, Dec 2, 2020
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