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Anonymous
July 16, 2005 8:52:28 PM

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When I try to delete any files that I create on my 2nd hard drive (D:)  I get
the message
"Cannot delete [filename]: Cannot find the specified path.
Make sure you specify the correct path."
However I can copy or move them to drive C: (and then delete them)!!

I have run chkdsk and defrag on the 2nd drive without any errors.

Can anyone suggest what has gone wrong - both drives are FAT32

Thanks
Nigel

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July 17, 2005 12:52:30 AM

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LOL!

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;Q246726&

I bet that's it...
When you delete files they are sent to the bin, unless it's corrupted...
(the reason you can still copy/move)
You can skip the steps in the article, just delete the bin on the 2nd hdd.
New one should be created.
(And disable any third-party bin protectors, if installed)
Also right click on the recycle bin icon on your main drive's
desktop and check the confgs. (usually shared between all hdds)

"Nigel Andrews" <nandrews2@yahoo.com> wrote

> When I try to delete any files that I create on my 2nd hard drive (D:)  I
> get
> the message
> "Cannot delete [filename]: Cannot find the specified path.
> Make sure you specify the correct path."
> However I can copy or move them to drive C: (and then delete them)!!
>
> I have run chkdsk and defrag on the 2nd drive without any errors.
>
> Can anyone suggest what has gone wrong - both drives are FAT32
>
> Thanks
> Nigel
>
>
Anonymous
July 18, 2005 2:32:07 AM

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'Plop

Nice one. It worked a treat. Makes me wish I'd checked more on the KB myself
and saved bothering people.

Thanks very much

Nigel
P.S. I think it was also related to if I started up in Safe mode and
switched Explorer to drive D:, Explorer would crash. I haven't needed to go
to Safe Mode yet but I imagine that it is cured.


'plop" <noone@spam> wrote in message
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> LOL!
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;Q246726&
>
> I bet that's it...
> When you delete files they are sent to the bin, unless it's corrupted...
> (the reason you can still copy/move)
> You can skip the steps in the article, just delete the bin on the 2nd hdd.
> New one should be created.
> (And disable any third-party bin protectors, if installed)
> Also right click on the recycle bin icon on your main drive's
> desktop and check the confgs. (usually shared between all hdds)
>
> "Nigel Andrews" <nandrews2@yahoo.com> wrote
>
> > When I try to delete any files that I create on my 2nd hard drive (D:)  I
> > get
> > the message
> > "Cannot delete [filename]: Cannot find the specified path.
> > Make sure you specify the correct path."
> > However I can copy or move them to drive C: (and then delete them)!!
> >
> > I have run chkdsk and defrag on the 2nd drive without any errors.
> >
> > Can anyone suggest what has gone wrong - both drives are FAT32
> >
> > Thanks
> > Nigel
> >
> >
>
>