I have edited my Favourites menu in Xp using Windows Explorer. Now there are some files that have been attributed very long filenames somehow and I am unable to open , move or delete them. Even using the command prompt. Any suggestions how to get rid of them? thank you
stumped im afraid but try tools/internet options/delete files(and all offline content)delete cookies/clear history and then try it.i know you cannot rename or actually delete the favorites folder itself is that what you meant?
The problem is that the filename is very long (even at the command prompt : it is 2 or 3 lines long and it seems this is causing a problem with the file system being able to do anything with it. It won't allow me to rename it to a shorter name as it cannot recognise the original file to allow me to change it.
Thank you DieSse. I cannot pretend to understand why, but this seems to have worked. Looking at some of the similar queries posted in the past I wonder f this might have helped some others who had this problem.