Problem ID: 7481436152877772226
Entered by: Ben Simo

Error Deleting File or Folder

While deleting unwanted Temporary Internet Files from a computer, I encounter an error: "Cannot delete NilParsedXMLElement: The file name you specified is not valid or too long. Specify a different file name."

That doesn't look like an invalid or long file or folder name. Is it possible to create a file or folder name longer than can be deleted? Is it possible to create a file or folder with an invalid name?

Since it says to specify a different name, I try renaming the folder. I get an error: "Cannot rename NilParsedXMLElement. The filename or extension is too long."

I thought Windows XP supported file and folder names larger than 19 characters.

So, what should one do with a temporary folder that cannot be renamed or deleted?



January 13, 2014 at 3:21 AM  
Comment ID: 5931280849521950342
Written by: barry41

You can use Long Path Tool, it works good for such problems..

October 25, 2015 at 3:16 AM  
Comment ID: 2472329698879699934
Written by: joshua42

I would recommend in this case to try program Long Path Tool

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