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06-10-2001, 02:07 PM
My friend transfer some files from his pc (using chinese win ME) to mine (I'm using english win ME)

He didnt rename all the files and folders before he transfer them, and now that i cant delete or open the files and folders that is under the chinese script language. how can i get rid of them???

06-10-2001, 02:10 PM
Try installing a chinese font on your computer?

06-10-2001, 02:18 PM
Can you rename them? Then delete.

06-10-2001, 02:36 PM
a small trick for deleteing those pesky files with huge or invalid file names is to simply delete the folder they are in, obvoiusly deleteing everything inside it so you will need to take everything out that u don't want deleted.

06-10-2001, 02:43 PM
no i can not. it always throw a message back at u saying windows cant find or locate the file\folder when i try to rename them. and i cant delete it from dos either due to dont know how to type chinese. so any other suggestions?

06-10-2001, 02:46 PM
how can i install chinese fonts???

08-10-2001, 05:28 PM
I also had this very problem a few weeks back and tried all of the above and more with no luck.
I tried 2 file shredders, and even tried moving the file to my Linux partition and using it's file shredder with no joy.
But I got it in the end.
Good old fdisk trashed it forever!!
(Don't try this at home)