these files i can't delete , rename, and move them. this is the message i get when i try: "file name, directory name or volume label syntax is incorrect" I have read one subject about this issue in this great forum but the solutions was not helpful. Read the thread here related article i have used the following software: Unloker, Emco Move On Boot
I think the above software can work only on local hard drives not portable hard drives>
I am trying to allow users to change their own passwords on a win2k server using net user.I tried: net user username password computername.The error says the filename, directory, or volume label syntax is incorrect.The server is on a different vlan than where the command is run but I have added the computer name to the hosts file so it is able to resolve it when I ping it so I don't think that is the problem.
I've acquired an older Dell computer with the FAT 32 file system. I want to convert it to NTFS. I've found many articles with directions on how to do this but I'm having a real problem. After I go to Command Prompt and enter "convert c: /fs:ntfs, and hit enter, it tells me to enter the "volume label for the drive".I've tried many different combo's but always get the notice that I have "entered an incorrect volume label".
I ran latest version of Spybot on my laptop (Windows 2000) There were several malware that Spybot wanted to remove. Ran a backup. However at one point on the process Spybot asked if I want a series of actions allowed. I clicked on allow and an endless stream of these questions began to show up. I did not click on remember these actions while allowing Spybot to delete. Got tired of doing that repetitive action and rebooted. Machine starts up, shows desktop and then desktop goes away replaced by the following applet with just a light blue screen behind it
C:WINNTsystem32command.com The parameter is incorrect
Hit Ok but applet comes back. Hit close but applet comes back. Can only force a shutdown. Went into safemode tried "run last good configuration" ...same result. Went back into safe mode and ran the backup on Spybot to reverse actions but of course since I didn't hit remember the allowed actions the malwares were returned but the problem not fixed.
I am having an Issue with deleting a file that I no longer want on my HD. It gives me the Cannot Delete directory error and I have no idea why. The folder says it has no information in it but I added the rest of the information up on my external HD and it does not add up right it is odd that I can not delete the folder
How does one post a JPG link so a person could show a screen shot of a problem? Like the link below.This is a COPY of forum post...I am having problems deleting a directory Weirdly the directory doesn't have name. Is there any other way to delete the empty directory w/o explorer?
Folder on my external hard drive will not delete at all. it says " the filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect". i have also entered the file an tried to delete the things inside but they say " cannot delete file: cannot read from the source file or disk". It happen wen i used the file(temp folder) for emule. it is a virus i suppose but the folders say it has no bytes to them but wen i see the size of the whole folder it's 24.5 GB of space.
On one of my hard disks there is a folder that wont delete. When I try to delete it, it says: "Cannot delete FOLDERNAME: The directory is not empty." if I try and open the folder it says: "F:Folderfolder is not accessible. The file or dicectory is corrupted and unreadable." I have loads of stuff on the hard disk so I don't fancy reformatting it. No O/S is stored on it.
I am trying to delete a directory that crashes Windows Explorer every time I select it. I am trying to use the command prompt to delete the following directory: r:video projectsfreedom interviews I can change into these directories with the cd command, but if I try to erase or delete I get an error that the system cannot find the directory. I suspect this is due to either the spaces in the directory names, or the length of the names, but I can't figure out how to get around the issue.
Now however, my hard drive seems to contain approx 13GB of data which I am unable to locate, even when viewing the "hidden files" option. I first noticed this increased used space when I wanted to defragment the hard drive and noticed that there was only 45% free space available (there is usually 75%).I have viewed the properties of all the folders on the C: drive and they do not add up to the 20GB shown on the C: drive properties...The defragment report states that "some files in the volume could not be defragmented"
For some reason I am now accumulating temp files in my Windows emp directory at a rate of 2 EVERY 2 minutes. They are 0kb in size and consist of nothing if I open them in notepad. They are named along the lines of A401 or B01 and I don't know where they're coming from. I see no unknown processes in taskmanager and I have virus checked and adaware&spybot checked my system to no avail. I left my PC (which is standalone and not connected to the Internet) running overnight, doing nothing, and there were over a 1000 temp files the next day.
I'm trying to set up a backup system where I copy changed files to a zip file or directory outside of the regular backup set.In other words,And that would replace anything in D that had been changed in C. Great.But what if I want to save those changed files in C to echanged/%date%? I can't see a way to do this with Robocopy.And in case it isn't obvious, the advantage of using this method is you get redundant backups using much less space. In my experience backups are used more often to recover corrupted files than corrupted harddrives. And the problem with simply mirroring a drive is if the backup runs after the corruption, your backup is now corrupted too. And I know I could keep multiple sets of the whole backup, but that takes mucho space.
On my windows xp pro machine in the winnt directory, I see about 20 or more KBnnnnnn.txt files (ie kb86783, kb873333, kb86185). They appear to be some kind of log file but I have not clue. Can they be deleted? Anyone know what they are?
I do have a problem with this laptop in that the first time I turn it on, it freezes at the windows splash screen and I have to turn it off and on again before it boots. This used to happen only when I used the modem, but now it's daily.
I'm attaching one of the files so you can see if it makes any sense.
Now that I look more at this directory, there are a bunch of Q files too. Can these be deleted? I'm attaching one of these too.
No matter what I do, when I change the properties of a single directory to either show or not show hidden files and folders, that property then changes in every single directory on the whole drive. I do not click on "Apply to All Folders", I just go to the directory of interest and change the button in Folder Options>View and press "OK". Is there a trick here? Basically I want some folders to show hidden folders, and others to not show them. Right now it's either all or nothing! Again, I am NOT pressing apply to all, which I know will apply all view settings to every folder.
I defragment about every month or so. Well, In the past three months every time I defrag it will come back with a message that says " Some files on this volume could not be defragmented". Blah Blah Blah. So, Naturally, I click view Report. And in the Files that did not defragment category, there is nothing there. I don't know what could cause this.
When I start up whether in SAFE Mode or Normal I automatically get the Confirm Delete Message. This applies to programs, icons, photos, documents , folders etc - I cannot get to any of my work to back it up. I have tried Stinger -F-Force and W32.Blackmal@mm Removal Tools. Ran a full AVG scan with uptodate anti virus and Adaware Spyware. Sorry forgot to mention other things tried. The Pop up message does not appear in the Task Manger either as applications or processes. Each time you respongd NO to negate the delete it pops up again. There is no way I can get to any of my folders or files to burn to a CD as backup without the Confirm Delete message.
I am attempting to clean out my temp files on my Windows XP Home. The files and folders that I am addressing are: C:WINDOWSTEMP*.* *.OLD *.CHK *.BAK ~*.* _*.* and MSCREATE.DIRI have managed to clean all but one, which is _*.* When I run the search, I get the result of 144 files. I click on edit, select all, then file, delete. I receive the following error "cannot delete file: Cannot read the source file or disk" (please view screen shot). When I right click, I have no delete option, just "open containing folder, copy, and extract. (please view screen shot). I have run AdAware, Spybot, Ewido, and Avg Free. I also have CCleaner, Easy Clean which I have run. I have also used "Move On Boot" by putting the file path in the MOB window and try to have MOB delete the file. MOB says the file will be removed on the next boot.
I used "drag & drop" to move some of my documents to a cd rw disk on my D drive. It all transferred well, however, when I open the files and edit them it does not allow me to "save as" on that same cd on the D drive and says, "You do not have permission to save in this directory. See the administrator to obtain permission. Would you like to save in the My Documents folder instead?" So it wants me to save what I have on the D Drive CD RW disk back to my C drive on my cpu.This is my computer, I am the administrator and have full permissions so I do not understand why I can't edit and save my own cd's.
I am getting an error message that says "syntax error" code 0- line: 372 Char: 22. I have never had a problem before and all of a sudden I am getting Red X's instead of the pics. and it will not load the videos on the web site. I am able to see videos, etc. on any other site??? I have cleared all the temp. files, caches, etc. Everything else is working fine, just this one error message
There are many files listed in this folder. I am unable to delete them. When I go to this directory in safe mode command prompt there are no files. I even used dir /A:H to included hidden files and there are none. But I can still see them in Windows XP PRO. I have Norton 360 and it did not find any viruses. Went I try to delete them windows gives no errors. Some of the files even have the same name and extension. Is there a cache or a temp file I need to delete first?
i would be patient and it would go away. at first i noticed that while using msn messenger, its volume control for voice chat controled the main volume for the whole pc. so if it was low things wouldnt sound as high as i wanted. no matter if i adjusted the main volume in the control panel, which was always set to highest, the volume would still be at the mercy of msn m. so if it was lower than usual i would have to sign into msn m and adjust it. not only does this happen with msn m. it also happens with web video applications used by Internet, livevideo, etc etc! those arent usually the culprit of low sound. its usually just msn m.
When i try to get into google or yahoo or most webpages i get an error page coming up and invalid syntax error in the top blue section. I also could not download the latest java because the security section would not allow it.
I have checked in the internet options and security is set to medium and file downloads is enabled.
I am having problems with my IE, everytime I go to a website it says invalid syntax error...I read in some of the previous posts about the hijackthis log...would someone please analyze it..and tell me what is wrong?
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1 Scan saved at 3:15:14 PM, on 9/30/2005 Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600) MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)
Suddenly my IE browser has this problem. Before that I have downloaded and installed a demo version of a Point Of Sale system. I did not like it so uninstalled, Since then the IE starts having "Invalid SynTax Error".
I download HijachThis 1.99 and run it. Here is the report,
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1 Scan saved at 8:36:17 PM, on 3/31/2006 Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600) MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)