Troubleshooting Tweaks - Unable to delete a nameless folder

There is a nameless folder in the Windows Explorer. When you try to delete it, you receive an error message like: "Not accessible".

Probably the name of the folder is too long.


  1. Open the command prompt.
  2. Go to the directory where the affected folder is located.
  3. Run "dir /X". This command lists the content of the folder using short filenames.
  4. Run "rmdir /S short file name". This command deletes the specified folder plus all subfolders and files.



Lex van der Horst

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