Awhile ago I made the mistake of backing up the entier drive of an older computer of mine. I'm now trying to clean up everything I don't want/need (eg the Windows folder). On my user folder for that computer Norton made a file with a crazy long name. When I try to delete it it says the file name is longer then is supported by the file system (no clue how it was created in the first place then, stupid NTFS). I tried mounting the folder the file is in as a network drive and deleting it that way and it still has the issue. I tried using the command line with the dir command to try and get a short name for it but it either doesn't have one or it's the same as the full name. Is there any way to delete this or am I stuck with it forever?
I'd like to avoid pulling off the stuff I care about to another drive and formatting if possible.
Edited by Queen-Evie, 20 January 2015 - 12:32 PM.
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