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    zerocold96 is offline Senior Member Well Known
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    Default can't delete anime

    ok, I have 2 videos of onepiece raw downloaded to my desktop and i can't delete them, their names are in numbers something like 23434534 4354343543 42423 2434. ok these files are seen in japanese in my laptop and i can delete them there. but my desktop doesn't allow me to.

    my desktop has the japanese code installed, I triedto reinstalled it. but it asked me for a disket which i don't have.
    (discket is the update to version 2. of xp)
    os: xp
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    twinseternal is offline Senior Member Well Known
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    What does it say when you try to delete them?

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    zerocold96 is offline Senior Member Well Known
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    it doesn't say anything, I have tried pressing delete, droping them to trash can, and many others, but nothing works.

    is as if they aren't there but i can still see them and move them around.

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    The total length of the file path might have exceeded 255 characters if the names of the files are long strings of numbers. If that's the case, your file system will have problems accessing these files. If it will let you, try moving them straight to the C: drive and deleting them from there. Or try renaming the file to something simple (like "movie1") and then deleting them. If it's inside of a folder on your desktop, try renaming the folder to something as short as possible (like "1") and then deleting them.
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    Hrmm... if none of those work, try downloading the AppLocal utility and running a single instance of a file manager like ExploreXP within the AppLocal utility with Japanese support enabled (bottom on the list, I believe). Only thing I can think of off the top of my head.
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    Yes, just like what MadDogMike said...
    Rename the file by selecting it and hitting F2. Create a new folder and drag them there, and delete the folder.

    Sometimes, even the recycle bin won't empty... If incase it did happen, just delete another file (old file you really don't need, or create a blank message in your notepad & save it.) and empty it.

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    Old trick that usually does the trick: the command prompt.

    Use the old 8.3 filename convention (i.e, 5 of the first letters + ~1 (or ~n where n = number of files with names starting with the same 5 letters as the one you want to delete) and the extension). For example:
    To delete C:\MyFolder\abcdefghi.avi:[code]del C:\MyFolder\abcde~1.avi[/code]

    Hope that helps...

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    Riot1 is offline Senior Member Frequent Poster
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    Yes, that 8.3 format would do...
    but since it's in japanese characters, we don't know if it will appear as an ascii code file name.

    ex: ÑîÄéçî....(dot)av i
    [something similar with this]

    If so, yo'll have a hard time inputting those ascii's. Anyway, that's just "if".

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    Urameshi-sama is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    Thats happened to me before. I usually manage to delete them anyways by sending the file to McAfee shredder, which ignores any windows error messages anyways.

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    Well in that case there is a free program called Eraser you might look at.
    See the Freeware thread (new and improved freeware thread).
    Vol~

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