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Windows 7: Unable to delelete folder with ampersand in between - sam&mot~1

29 Nov 2015   #1

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Unable to delelete folder with ampersand in between - sam&mot~1

I have a folder named sam&mot~1 (Dos 8 bit format) when i try to delete is via dos using also - rmdir /q /s sam&mot~1, it doesn't delete. It says:

The system cannot find the file specified.
'mot~1' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

Needless to say that it doesn't get deleted by UI (explorer).

Please help me!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Nov 2015   #2

Windows 10 Pro X64

Try these:

Enclose in double quotes: "sam&mot~1"
Replace & with ?: sam?mot~1
Replace ?mot with *: sam*~1
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Unable to delelete folder with ampersand in between - sam&mot~1

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