Sunday, January 23, 2005

WIN XP Cannot delete empty directory

Rather irritating little XP bug solved as follows:

in DOS (nope, it ain't gone, no matter what m$ wants you to think)
navigate to the directory containing the recalcitrant directory
dir /x

this will give you the 8 char name for the directory that isn't cooperating

rd 8chrn~1
where 8chrn~1 is of course the actual 8 char name

Viola. Yep, windows is stupid.