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    Default Cannot Delete Files With Accent Marks

    Here we go again. Same file (MP3)in two different directories because it has an ACCENT mark. Dolphin....as superuser, root, whatever. Cannot move, copy, move to trash, rename, or delete the file either place even through a terminal. Continues to tell me the file doesen't exist. That's fine, but the icon still exists.
    Need an answer, please.

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    Default Re: Cannot Delete Files With Accent Marks

    If you want to remove it then do it from terminal, i also encountered rather weird bug where i couldn't delete a file because of some alien font

    Just move it with mv your-file.mp3 myfilewithproperfont.mp3
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    Default Re: Cannot Delete Files With Accent Marks

    SU, etc. all from Dolphin -Views-Panels - terminal. Also have run "Terminal" from the "favorites" menu. NO luck. Please explain your font idea further. Have no idea what to enter.

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    Default Re: Cannot Delete Files With Accent Marks

    Not a great command-line guy, but try mv filename with \ bfore and after the accent.

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    Default Re: Cannot Delete Files With Accent Marks

    roberto1111 wrote:
    > Here we go again. Same file (MP3)in two different directories because
    > it has an ACCENT mark. Dolphin....as superuser, root, whatever. Cannot
    > move, copy, move to trash, rename, or delete the file either place even
    > through a terminal. Continues to tell me the file doesen't exist.
    > That's fine, but the icon still exists.
    > Need an answer, please.



    1) Did you try using other file managers, like Konqueror or Nautilus (if
    you have Gnome installed) ? Pressing F2 when the file is selected does
    not work?

    2) Does that mystery file appear in console when typing, in the relevant
    folder, ls -l ?


    3) What's the filename? The same thing? "Deep In The Heart Of Tuva
    (Mongol Strups�ng) - 1996.+00-01.par2" ? Humm... is the "&#"
    thing normal or some machine bloat you did not seek?

    This is very strange as I have plenty of personal documents and folders
    with accented characters, and can rename them at will in KDE. But I had
    some rough time importing archives from Windows with special characters
    in filenames or folders.

    If at the end of the day if you are totally helpless... you could
    consider ext2,3 drivers for Windows (if you have it), which should work.
    But that is not a very neat $olution...

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    Default Re: Cannot Delete Files With Accent Marks

    The actual accent has a "question mark" inside a diamond, so I cannot do a \ \ because I can't duplicate the question mark inside a diamond.

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    Default Re: Cannot Delete Files With Accent Marks

    This is a SIMPLE MP3 file named "04 Bagdad Cafe.mp3" with the accent over the "e" in Cafe. I have deleted Dolphin and Konqueror when neither would delete the file. I'm using SUSe 11.1 KDE 4 something. Loaded Krusader. Same problem. Junked Krusader and went back to Dolphin.
    No Windoz, yet, only 11.1

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    Default Re: Cannot Delete Files With Accent Marks

    Try renaming the file, substituting a wild card (*) for the unknown character:

    mv abc*xyz.mp3 newfilename.mp3

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    Default Re: Cannot Delete Files With Accent Marks

    Sorry, I forgot. F2 works, but tells me the "file does not exist".

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    Default Re: Cannot Delete Files With Accent Marks

    This must be a KDE4 Dolphin problem. I junked KDE4 Dolphin and installed the older version that "focuses on usability"
    Files deleted the first time. One thing I noticed was that the "question mark inside a diamond" was now two rectangular boxes.
    So, Dolphin is not handling these accent marks properly.
    THANKS TO ALL who took their time to help me, AGAIN, with this problem. Hopefully, I'm back in the ballgame.

    Cheers

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