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Windows 7: directory with trailing space

07 May 2016   #1
bluecolor

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directory with trailing space

due to space of my c drive, I install software in d drive of directory d:\Program Files\
Today, instead of browse the directories, I type the path but add an trailing space by mistake in the path. After installing the software, I find that there are two almost identical directory paths exist with one have a trailing space.
The names of the installed software exist in both directories. I can run the software by invoke the software in the path without trailing space. But when I click software in the other path, it show error message as attached Also, same software will be deletd also in the trailing path directory if uninstall in the directory without trailing space.
Please advice how to delete the directory with trailing space.

thanks




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07 May 2016   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

What happens if you try to delete the one with the trailing back from Windows Explorer?

You could try deleting it from a Command Prompt: del "D:\Program Files \dzh365"

Just make sure you enclose the full path in double quotes.
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08 May 2016   #3
bluecolor

win 7 home premium
 
 

Actually, I want to delete the whole directory d:\Program Files \
I follow your instruction but failed. The directory with trailing space still exist.
see attached picture 1.png


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08 May 2016   #4
alphaniner

Windows 7 Professional x64, Arch Linux
 
 

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12 May 2016   #5
bluecolor

win 7 home premium
 
 

the problem has solved by using 7-zip to change the file name and also deleted.
Thx for your help on this
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