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I have a folder which I'm not able to delete or open. when I check its properties, it seems like I have a drive beneath my folder:
strange path

C:backup is the name of the folder. Although I have a C drive, working fine, but what about this ? Does anyone know how to overcome/delete this folder? Normal delete process not working and neither is any tool. When I try to open this, it shows an error like this:
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Update:
I have tried every possible way to remove this, but it always give error.

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NTFS supports file names that Explorer.exe (The shell for windows) does not. The easiest way to solve this without writing your own custom softare/script to fix it is download a Linux live CD that supports NTFS (ubuntu is a easy one to use) and delete/rename the folder from inside Linux.

  • hmm I will try with this.. something new for me. – agpt Aug 25 '13 at 11:53
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That looks like an NTFS link. Try this:

  1. Press [Win] + [R], enter cmd, click OK.
  2. Navigate to the folder with the link: cd /d D:\Aman
  3. Enter: rmdir "C:backup".

What message are you seeing?

  • no help.. it gives error at console as The system cannot find the file specified. – agpt Aug 25 '13 at 5:04
  • See answer below, then. – mynetx Aug 25 '13 at 11:48

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