Windows 10: Invalid MS-DOS

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  1.    18 Nov 2015 #1

    Invalid MS-DOS


    Ive just done an update, and i can no longer delete anything or move anything on my desktop. So if i wanted to tidy up my desktop and put shortcuts into a folder i can no longer do this. I can no longer delete anything either. The message that comes up is invalid MS-DOS function. At the top of the box iit says 1 interrupted action.... I have no idea what this means as im not good with computer jargon. Can anyone help please. thank you
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  2.    18 Nov 2015 #2

    Is it just the desktop you're having this issue with, are locations folders without issue?
    Try booting to safe mode and see if a delete works and then boot as normal
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  3.    18 Nov 2015 #3

    There have been reports of this being due to read only being set.

    Please Open an elevated command prompt then post the results of entering these:

    attrib /d /s "%userprofile%\desktop\*"

    and

    dir /a "%userprofile%\desktop"

    It should look something like this

    Code:
    Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.10586]
    (c) 2016 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    
    C:\Windows\system32>attrib /d /s "%userprofile%\desktop\*"
    A            C:\Users\nori\desktop\Panther\IE\diagerr.xml
    A            C:\Users\nori\desktop\Panther\IE\diagwrn.xml
    A            C:\Users\nori\desktop\Panther\IE\setupact.log
    A            C:\Users\nori\desktop\Panther\IE\setuperr.log
    A            C:\Users\nori\desktop\Panther\diagerr.xml
    A            C:\Users\nori\desktop\Panther\diagwrn.xml
                 C:\Users\nori\desktop\Panther\IE
    A            C:\Users\nori\desktop\Panther\setupact.log
    A            C:\Users\nori\desktop\Panther\setuperr.log
       SH        C:\Users\nori\desktop\desktop.ini
                 C:\Users\nori\desktop\Panther
    A   HR       C:\Users\nori\desktop\regedit.lnk
    
    C:\Windows\system32>dir /a  "%userprofile%\desktop"
     Volume in drive C is Windows-vm2
     Volume Serial Number is 6602-AFC4
    
     Directory of C:\Users\nori\desktop
    
    18/11/15  09:58    <DIR>          .
    18/11/15  09:58    <DIR>          ..
    13/11/15  12:27               434 desktop.ini
    16/11/15  21:59    <DIR>          Panther
    18/11/15  09:58             1,419 regedit.lnk
                   2 File(s)          1,853 bytes
                   3 Dir(s)  11,403,689,984 bytes free
    
    C:\Windows\system32>
    Please cut and paste the results here. When you have pasted them please press the # button (see below) to put code tags around to make it appear as in the box above. Otherwise your post might be rather long and unreadable if you have a lot of things on your desktop :)

    Click image for larger version. 

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  4.    18 Nov 2015 #4

    Hi 1x07 & Rob i have access to shortcuts they are opening fine.... as to 1x07 reply i will be a while ......
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  5.    18 Nov 2015 #5

    It seems not to have worked


    I put in the first command and i got invalid switch-/d/s"c:\users\home\desktop|*"
    second i got : parameter format not correct ""c:\users\home\desktop""

    i did put exactly as told
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  6.    18 Nov 2015 #6

    Ive attached a screen print of result i hope!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails command prompt.png  
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  7.    18 Nov 2015 #7

    try copy & pasting it as it looks like you are missing some spaces
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  •    18 Nov 2015 #8

    robgr said: View Post
    try copy & pasting it as it looks like you are missing some spaces
    Correct.
    Code:
    attrib /d /s "%userprofile%\desktop\*"
    dir /a "%userprofile%\desktop"
    The command prompt needs to be administrator as well as described in this link: Elevated Command Prompt - Open in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  •    18 Nov 2015 #9

    ok the copy and pasting worked and there is tons of stuff that came up..... i know you wanted to see the results but is quite a lot of stuff....are you able to tell me what your looking for or no im going to have to print screen again? I cant highlight it and copy and paste unfortunately wont let me.....
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  •    18 Nov 2015 #10

    You can select all the text by pressing ctrl and A keys at the same time, copy by pressing ctrl and C and paste it with ctrl and V.

    You could open notepad and paste it into that and then save and upload the document as described here: Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Ten Forums - Windows 10 Forums

    Alternatively just pick the line from both the results of attrib and dir for something you can't delete and post that.

    What is interesting is the name and attributes of one of the files you can't delete.

    For example if the thing you can't delete is called regedit just upload these 2 lines in red...

    Code:
    Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.10586]
    (c) 2016 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    
    C:\Windows\system32>attrib /d /s "%userprofile%\desktop\*"
       SH        C:\Users\nori\desktop\desktop.ini
    A   HR       C:\Users\nori\desktop\regedit.lnk
    
    C:\Windows\system32>dir /a  "%userprofile%\desktop"
     Volume in drive C is Windows-vm2
     Volume Serial Number is 6602-AFC4
    
     Directory of C:\Users\nori\desktop
    
    18/11/15  09:58    <DIR>          .
    18/11/15  09:58    <DIR>          ..
    13/11/15  12:27               434 desktop.ini
    16/11/15  21:59    <DIR>          Panther
    18/11/15  09:58             1,419 regedit.lnk
                   2 File(s)          1,853 bytes
                   3 Dir(s)  11,403,689,984 bytes free
    
    C:\Windows\system32>
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