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I made a folder nameless by holding down the ALT key and typing some numbers. It's not a file with spaces that's the problem. It's that the filename doesn't display anything.

Now I can't rename or delete it. I can only move it.

Is there any way to delete it?

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What operating system / version? – Mike Insch Aug 11 '11 at 11:15
What OS? Is it a system folder? What error do you get when you try and delete it? Your question is way too vague. – akseli Aug 11 '11 at 11:15
I am using windows Vista and it is not a system folder. And I do not get any error, just the folder wont go anywhere when I delete it. – lamia Aug 11 '11 at 11:20
Exact duplicate of How to delete file with spaces in file name on Win 7? – Tom Wijsman Aug 11 '11 at 11:56

Move your nameless folder into another directory (parent) that you don't mind loosing (just create a new folder, hell leave the name as "New Folder"), then delete the parent. Your nameless folder will be deleted with it.

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+1 Don't understand why this was down-voted as it should work – James Aug 11 '11 at 16:42

I found an easy way to get rid of that nameless folder. Try the following.

  • Step 1: On desktop, right click and select New WinRAR archive, press Enter.
  • Step 2: Open the new archive.
  • Step 3: Add the nameless folder to it. While adding select "Delete the source file after archiving" option, and click OK.
  • Step 4: Now the nameless folder comes into the WinRAR archive and gets deleted from where it has been earlier.
  • Step 5: Delete the created WinRAR archive.
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-1 This requires a paid program. – kinokijuf Jan 12 '12 at 14:35
+1 Can be done with the trial – Feroc Jan 12 '12 at 16:22

If you go into command prompt, you can do dir /X which will list shortnames for the folders. Then you can just do rd [shortname] /S /Q and you should be good to go.

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