Deleting "Read-Only" folders?

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  1. Raestloz
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    Raestloz GBATemp's Lone Wolf

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    A while back, I made some folders Read-Only, that way important stuffs won't be lost. But somehow now I can't remove the folder, what should I do?
     
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    Ferrariman Hip-Flop and cRap

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    Right click the folder, and uncheck read-only
     
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    Raestloz GBATemp's Lone Wolf

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    Done that, but the read-only attribute won't detach, no matter what I do, I wouldn't post this if it's that easy for me lol
     
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    Raestloz GBATemp's Lone Wolf

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    Pisses me off, not working.

    Apparently my folder's name is "Alt+01952", a null character, but is not space character, useful for me but it looks like command prompt dislikes that character, no effect whatsoever, so I tried using the erase command, turns out it didn't erase that invisible folder, it removes evrything but the troublesome folder.

    So I decided to remove the videos and pictures folder and create a new folder with the same name, ictures and Videos, I lost my Videos (I backed up my pictures after my videos lost thanks to command prompt and my stupidity) and it wokrs wonders, no invisible folder in sight.

    Actually, I think the problem lies in the folder's name, should I name it properly, this won't happen :sigh:
     
  6. TLSpartan

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    This happened to me as well(files had names that Windows couldn't display that I created on my computer) and I ended up just doing it at home. Grab this (It is Damn Small Linux but it comes with qemu setup). Delete the files using DSL, it should work.

    ftp://ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/distributions...10-embedded.zip