Okay, here are some tips : First of all, make sure that you have sufficient rights to delete the file. Might seem trivial, but worth checking. Secondly, if the filename contains characters beyond those supported by Windows, then you won't be able to access them through any Windows interface. A looong time back I learned this trick to "hide" files from Windows, but still be able to access them through windows. I used to scare my boss with "do you think it could be a virus?" type jokes. Here is how such tricks work : Someone, using dos, creates a directory/filename using the extended ASCII character set (beyond 255). You can see this for yourself by following these steps : 1. Get to your command prompt (cmd, or command.com) 2. Type this md [space] 3. HOLDING DOWN THE ALT KEY hit 256 4. Hit enter. You will have created a directory that is inaccessible from within Windows, but as long as you know the ALT number combo, you can get to it from DOS. To get rid of such files/directories, you have to get to DOS, and then its simply a matter of the correct command : rd for directories, and del for files. Alternately, you can use deltree to delete an entire tree structure. Example : C:\>deltree [space] ALT256 [enter] In some versions of scandisk, it will detect such directories as invalid filenames, and will delete them. This might be something that you might want to try. If I'm barking up the wrong tree, I apologize. hth, Burhan Khalid At 04:58 PM 3/1/02 -0500, you wrote: >jes... er... yes. > > > From: "Scott Dexter" <sgd at ti3.com> > > > > have you tried from the command line? > > > > > > got a web project where a client uploaded files to our NT > > > server, but there are characters in the file names that > > > prevent us from deleting them through windows (as explained > > > to me by a sysadmin)... > >-- >For unsubscribe and other options, including >the Tip Harvester and archive of thelist go to: >http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !