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Cannot delete file: no name, no extension

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September 23, 2010 10:32:45 PM

Hi,
I found an answer here on the page but I didn't understand it. It was about doing something in the CMD console. I got to the CMD console but anything I type after the directory / gets me a reply "is not recognised as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file." :pfff:  I would be grateful for any detail to do this.
Any hints, links or descriptions are appreciated. Thanks a lot in advance, Blixer

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September 23, 2010 10:59:03 PM

When using Dos, The syntax and switch commands etc have to be written accurately for them to be executed You have put /in your question for after the directory, it should be \ ie C:\Windows\system32\dir/p
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October 1, 2010 12:30:09 AM

mibix19 said:
When using Dos, The syntax and switch commands etc have to be written accurately for them to be executed You have put /in your question for after the directory, it should be \ ie C:\Windows\system32\dir/p


Thanks, Mibix, I actually got something to happen now, i.e. DOS shows me a list of files. But how do I delete files from a folder in this way? Can you maybe help me with that? Thanks, Blixer
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October 1, 2010 12:30:43 AM

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October 1, 2010 4:06:07 PM

Thanks for giving me best answer. From a command prompt, if you type help and press enter a list of commands appear which you can get help on. Find the command you want and for example type help del (leave a space after help), press enter and this will show you the various commands to delete a file. So if you were to then for example type del C:\Pics\spaniel.jpeg the spaniel.jpeg picture which is in the Pics folder on the C:D rive will be deleted. Acouple of quick commands to try in he command prompt... type ver then press enter.(windows version) time (current time) date(todays date) cls (clears all text so far) Have fun but be careful when using commands as there is no safety net.
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October 2, 2010 7:33:04 AM

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