undeletable folder

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Hi, I managed to make an invincible folder on my desktop by renaming it alt[0160] (when you hold alt and press numpad keys to make special characters). It looks like just a spacebar, don't go and test it now or you will have the same problem I do...

Anyway, this folder is really odd. Its properties have read only set, when I untick this it resets itself back to read only. Moving the folder or deleting it doesn't work. I used the command line and tried rmdir and apparently I do not have permission to delete it. I tried connecting my hdd to another windows machine and the same problems occur. Then I considered booting into linux to try it but ubuntu, debian and dsl all encounter a kernel panic when I try to boot them on my hardware.

Does anyone know how I can get rid of this annoying folder?
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In order to delete the folder you’ll need to rename it in the command prompt by typing:

ren " " foldername
That’s not a space in between the quotes. You need to press ALT+1060. You’ll then be able to delete the folder.
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yay, it worked :D
0160 btw

thanks
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Bozebo wrote:
yay, it worked :D
0160 btw

thanks


It was the first result in Google, I just copied and pasted what was there.
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grinch2171 wrote:
Bozebo wrote:
yay, it worked :D
0160 btw

thanks


It was the first result in Google, I just copied and pasted what was there.

*hits self*

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