Windows 10: Seeking to delete a file with a too-long filename from the desktop

Discus and support Seeking to delete a file with a too-long filename from the desktop in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Seeking advice on how to delete a file with a too-long name from the desktop.There are two traditional ways to do this and neither appear viable:1... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by gmj2, Sep 16, 2021.

  1. gmj2 Win User

    Seeking to delete a file with a too-long filename from the desktop


    Seeking advice on how to delete a file with a too-long name from the desktop.There are two traditional ways to do this and neither appear viable:1 Discover the 8.3 name using dir /x and use the del command https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-files/delete-files-with-long-file-names-without-having/937d2e87-2031-4982-a05b-9cee45c5f8832 Delete the entire folder containing the problematic file.DIR /X provides the following information:08/18/2021 10:31 AM 218,713 APZ&nb

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  2. Delete file with long filename "command window method does not work"

    Dear all,

    I need help to delete a .jpg file with long filename. It came in when I extract .rar.

    Tried using cmd method (found on web) to delete it but does not work. while typing "dir" to check the list, it does not show "shortname" for the file.

    Tried to type the full name to delete it also don't work. when I type the full name. it returns could not find the file as the filename contain space,

    Tried delete the whole folder via cmd and powershell also do not work.

    Please help me. Thank you very much.
     
    Hanson Moh, Sep 16, 2021
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  3. kharrisma Win User
    Can't delete several files... filename incorrect or too long.

    Hey Forum Folke,

    I have five files and one (empty) folder that simply will not delete, nor can I rename them or perform any operation of any kind on them. Any attempt to do anything to these files yields the message, "The file name you specified is incorrect or too long.
    Specify a different file name." I can access 'properties,' and have unchecked the "Read Only" box, but that made no difference in being able to do anything with these files. Regular "delete" does not work, "shift+delete" doesn't work, nor does dragging &
    dropping in the recycle bin. I'm not aware of any other methods to delete a file.

    I've tried MS Process explorer to see if these files are in use somehow, but the search turns up nothing... beside, if they were in use, the error message I'd get when trying to delete them would say so, would it not?

    The (empty) folder gives me this error: "Path/filename is not accessible. The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect." "Path/filename" is not what the message shows; it shows the actual path and filename of this file, or folder,
    actually.

    Any suggestions on how to make these things go away once and for all?
     
    kharrisma, Sep 16, 2021
    #3
  4. MohanC Win User

    Seeking to delete a file with a too-long filename from the desktop

    windows 10 deleted my desktop files

    Step 1 - I upgraded to Win 10 and lost all my files on Desktop.

    Step 2 - Found the files in Network - USers- Desktop

    copied all files again to desktop.

    Step 3- Restarted my machine again and lost desktop files again.

    Step 4 - As suggested did the following as listed below but dont find my files.

    • Press “Windows + E”, open This PC/Computer
    • Open Local Disc C, open Windows.old
    • Click on Users, select your User name
    • Go to desktop folder
    Cant find my files. Why is Win 10 deleted files again and again from Desktop ?.
     
    MohanC, Sep 16, 2021
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