Posted 24 January 2010 - 12:17 PM
Hey Kenny thanks for Lockhunter. I had continued searching for a solution after I posted and found out this:
"Even though we don't usually see it, each file/folder with a Long File Name (LFN) also has a computer-created Short File Name (SFN), also referred to as an 8.3 filename, since it is limited to 8 characters plus and optional extension of up to 3 characters. (This goes back in computer history to MS-DOS and before.)
To see the 8.3 filename of your folder, open a Command Prompt and enter:
That command should present the usual listing of all the files and folders in that directory, as with the plain Dir Command. But the /x switch will create an additional column, before the LFN, showing the SFN for any file or folder whose LFN does not also meet the 8.3 requirements. Perhaps there is a space or other "illegal" character in the filename. The SFN for a LFN will probably have 6 characters, followed by ~1, or some other digit.
Use the Del or RD command with that SFN to delete your file or remove your folder. Using RD <SFN> /s for the top-level folder should remove that whole directory tree."
This worked for me! So I wanted to share this with everyone.
Thanks for the assistance.