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Windows 7: Can't delete or rename a folder

09 Jan 2019   #1
Souravi785

Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 x32
 
 
Can't delete or rename a folder

When I try to delete a sub-folder inside one of my folder it says "The source file(s) are larger than the supported". And when I right click that folder there's no properties, no cut & paste options. The only options are "open in a new folder" "include in library" "Add to vlc media list" "send to". I tried file assassin to delete the folder but file assassin doesn't even show the folder. What can I do? Plz help.

P.S- All the other sub-folders with this folder is normal.


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09 Jan 2019   #2
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

Try shift and delete rather than delete. Note this will delete the folder and it's contents. It will not send it to the recycle bin.
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09 Jan 2019   #3
Souravi785

Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by townsbg View Post
Try shift and delete rather than delete. Note this will delete the folder and it's contents. It will not send it to the recycle bin.
I tried. But nothing changes.
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09 Jan 2019   #4
Souravi785

Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 x32
 
 

I forgot to mention but I can't enter the folder too.
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09 Jan 2019   #5
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

This normally happens on a folder that has a very big path. The maximum path is 256 characters. (260?)
For example
C:\users\megahertz\documents\My private documents\How to make and bake a chocolate cake.doc has 91 characters.
Try to short the path names upstream.
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09 Jan 2019   #6
Souravi785

Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
This normally happens on a folder that has a very big path. The maximum path is 256 characters. (260?)
For example
C:\users\megahertz\documents\My private documents\How to make and bake a chocolate cake.doc has 91 characters.
Try to short the path names upstream.
I can't open the folder so I can't shorten the path names. I can create a shortcut desktop and delete/rename it. But there isn't any rename/delete option for the original folder.
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09 Jan 2019   #7
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Souravi785 View Post
I can't open the folder so I can't shorten the path names. I can create a shortcut desktop and delete/rename it. But there isn't any rename/delete option for the original folder.
Of course you can create a shortcut desktop and delete/rename it. A shortcut isn't the same of the original.

Try to short the path names upstream.
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09 Jan 2019   #8
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

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