Greetings: 1. In Windows Explorer or My Computer, navigate to the "bottom level" of the path. Delete all the folders at that level. If I understand you correctly, that *doesn't* work because the delete process still looks at the entire path. If it does work, back your way up the path deleting as you go. You may have to navigate "down" the path multiple times. At some point you will have eliminated enough of the path name to kill the whole shebang. 2. If you are lucky and the path name is just a few characters over, try renaming the top level folder to the single character "A". Doesn't matter what character you use. Try the delete again. If successful, cheer. 3. If XP will allow it, rename each folder in the path with a single character name. That is, starting at the "bottom" level, rename the folder "A". Try the delete again. If successful, cheer. If not, move "up" a level and repeat the process for all folders at the same level as "A". At some point you will have eliminated enough of the path name to kill the whole shebang. Obviously this is an iterative, cumbersome, massively annoying way to go about it, but I think it should work. 4. If XP won't allow you to even rename the folders for the same reason as you can't delete them, then you are going to have to find someone more Win-astute than I am. Darrell Darrell A. Martin - 630-754-2187 Manager, Computer Operations dmartin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx This e-mail, including attachments, may contain information that is confidential and/or proprietary, and may only be used by the person to whom this email is addressed. If the recipient of this e-mail is not the intended recipient or an authorized agent, the reader is hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of this e-mail is prohibited. If this e-mail has been delivered to you in error, please notify the sender by replying to this message and deleting this e-mail immediately.
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