How can I delete a file that can not be deleted because file name is toio long?

Question

hi i downloaded a jpg imige file . i want to remove this file from my computer but eveytime i try to remoe it.a error message comes up . cannot delete file the file you specified is invalid or too long specify a different file name.when i try to rename this fileit comes up with error message cannot rename file the fie you specifiedis invalid or too long. i suspect that the file is too long,as it has along fie name. HELP PLEASE

thanks phil

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This question was answered on February 13, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Try renaming it 1.xxx and then delete it.

If that does not work another option, you could try to delete it via a dos prompt, sometimes works better deleting from there Hope it works!

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Posted by Ileen of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 13, 2003