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I've never tried it in the Favorites folder, but the technique that USUALLY
works is to open a "DOS" window (Start | Accessories | Command prompt) and
use "DOS" commands to delete the file.
Navigate to the Favorites folder. Then type dir /x to list all the files.
The /x switch produces a list of Short File Names (SFN - also known as 8.3
filenames) in a column before the LFNs. Find the SFN for the URL you need.
Then use the del command with the SFN to delete the file.
As usual in a "DOS" window, type the command followed by /? to see a
mini-Help file showing all the switches available with that command. For
example: dir /?
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
Microsoft Windows MVP
"LostInSpace" <LostInSpace@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>I dragged an address into my favorites list, and now I can't delete that
> I get this message:
> Cannot delete file. The filename you specified is invalis or too long.
> Specify a different filename.
> I can't rename it either - I get the same message. THis is driving me
> nuts - I need to back up my Favorites folder, but can't because things
> freeze when this file is encountered.