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    Default problem deleting file

    i have a file in .dvdcss folder which cannot be deleted, i am unable to delete its parent folders due to the file/folder.

    the error message is :
    /��������������������������������-a18fb6a99cc3b69a-0000000000 does not exist.

    how can i delete it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildshekhar View Post
    i have a file in .dvdcss folder which cannot be deleted, i am unable to delete its parent folders due to the file/folder.

    the error message is :
    /��������������������������������-a18fb6a99cc3b69a-0000000000 does not exist.

    how can i delete it?
    It seems like a file system corruption. Try to run fsck (file system check) program. For details see
    man fsck

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    yes i tried it as the root too.

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    You are trying to delete a file named 'a18fb6a99cc3b69a-0000000000' that the system says does not exist? Open a terminal session and please provide the file output of that particular folder.
    <>---><^>

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    nux@pari:/home/purano/.dvdcss> la
    total 20
    drwxr-xr-x 5 blackhat users 4096 2008-06-20 17:21 .
    drwxr-xr-x 66 blackhat users 4096 2008-06-20 17:27 ..
    drwxr-xr-x 2 blackhat users 4096 2008-05-27 10:43 ????????????????????????????????-a18fb6a99cc3b69a-0000000000
    drwxr-xr-x 2 blackhat users 4096 2008-06-20 17:21 DVD_VIDEO-2004091018060300-939a0a3be6
    drwxr-xr-x 2 blackhat users 4096 2008-06-20 17:21 THE_SPECIALIST_4X3FF-1998011520051000-2bab2d1eca
    nux@pari:/home/purano/.dvdcss>

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    Quote Originally Posted by rajko_m View Post
    It seems like a file system corruption. Try to run fsck (file system check) program. For details see
    man fsck
    Its on my home directory and it says that it can cause severe damage on a disk that is not unmounted.

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