directory name is invalid

  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Home
       08 Mar 2018 #1

    directory name is invalid

    I have just got this new desktop pc. After an update I am getting this annoying message, E:/ The directory name is invalid. I don't know what I have done. I did anything. I searched Google and found a post on this forum but I can't find the actual answer to the post. Just updated questions. Can someone point me in the right direction please. This is also causing problems when I am trying to type. It is as if the PC is lagging behind what I am typing.
    Last edited by frales; 08 Mar 2018 at 11:50. Reason: missed end of post
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       08 Mar 2018 #2

    E:/ The directory name is invalid
    One important thing I see is that doing file management on the computer requires using the backslash \ as in E:\ or D:\Documents\Colorado County License Plates.txt. The forward slash is commonly used on the Internet in URLs/Addresses.
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  3.    08 Mar 2018 #3

    How do you know you have an E: drive?
    You surely have a C: drive. But what is this E: drive?
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  4.    08 Mar 2018 #4

    How do you know you have an E: drive? You surely have a C: drive. But what is this E: drive?
    Go to the yellow folder in your Taskbar (File Explorer) or This PC and look at the drives on your computer. Do you have an E: drive?
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  5. Posts : 2
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    Thread Starter
       08 Mar 2018 #5

    directory name is invalid

    Hi Spunk & margrave55,
    Firstly, I should have pointed out that I had an mp3 player connected to a usb port and I believe this is what the message is referring to as drive E: When I connect other equipment via these ports they are usually referred to as drives with a designated letter.


    This was a frustrated typo. I am aware of the proper use of the backward slash and it has no bearing on my question.
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  6.    08 Mar 2018 #6

    You still haven't answered the questions. Do you currently. have a drive E:
    When do you see the message about the E:\ Drive? Is it when you first start the computer or is it when you are trying to save a file etc.
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