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Okay, I have a 2000 server machine that one of my techs left FTP open to the world last night. I come in this morning and the disk if full. No biggie! They just FTP'd movies (porn) to one directory on the machine. The problem is that I cannot delete that directory. It keeps saying: "cannot delete "file", cannot find the specified file".

I even tried it in safe mode. Is there a way to "force delete" this directory?

Please, any help appreciated!!!

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Well, the killbox did not delete the files. I've tried to boot into safe mode and they still will not delete. I've even tried to delete it from DOS prompt. They either say: in use, or cannot find specified directory. This is crazy!!! Windows needs a command like rm -rf

There's got to be some program that will do this for me. Doesn't there?

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Thanks for the reply.

I did do the delete on reboot, but the directory remains. I even tried the feature to replace the files, but it's still there.

Trying safe mode again.

Please keep posting if anyone has a better idea.

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If all else fails, just copy the files you need and reinstall the server OS. I'd suggest a linux OS this time, it doesn't seem to have these problems. I'm sure one of the tech guys knows how to setup a linux server.
 

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Believe me. We use WinBlows as little as possible. I only have two NT boxes in the whole domain, and they are the constant pain in my life.

I was able to delete the contents of the directory, but the directories themselves remain. I have a screenshot if anyone is interested.

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