I have a slight problem, one of my colleagues has reloaded a system (V. old Win98se, K6-2 500 cpu) and somehow ended up with a folder in the MY Computer window with no name. It should be a My Webs folder.
We have no idea what's in the folder because we can't open it, we also can't delete it or move it.
We tried to delete it from DOS but neither of us could remember how to find the special My Computer folder in DOS.
Anyone any idea how to get rid of this folder, because we can't ship it back to the customer with this strange folder that can't be opened or deleted.
Locate the file with explorer,make a note of the path. boot from a dos floppy,find it using the path you noted.. try typing in the word del, then hold down the alt key and type the numbers 2,5,5, let go of the alt key and press enter,...hope this works!
You can't find a My Computer Folder, because there isn't one - it's simply a holder for the structure of the computer-
It's a bit like saying which drawer of the filing cabinet will I find the filing cabinet in.
So Right Click on the blank folder, look in prProperties, and see if it tells you where on the disk the folder is located. If you have this information, you may be able to browse to it and delete it in Windows, or rename it or move it, as you wish.
My Webs is normally in the My Documents folder, not the My Computer folder (in XP anyway)
You can't delete a folder in DOS by typing DEL - this is only for files
The correct command is RD (Remove Directory) - which must be run from the folder above the one you want to delete
So if you have found the folder, but can't delete it in Windows, open a DOS window, navigate to the folder above it and type