How to delete a file that ends with the dot in Windows

Sometimes it happens that you cannot delete in Windows a file that ends with dot like filename. and consequently also a folder that contains it

Let’s assume we have the file filename. in a Windows folder on disk D:

D:\esempio\nomefile.

Trying to delete the file from File Explorer we get an error message like:

Item Not Found

This is no longer located in D:\esempio\. Verify the item’s location and try again.

There is a solution to delete a file that ends with the dot in Windows

Open a DOS session with administrator rights and use the del command with the following syntax

del “\\?\<full path to file>”

eg, to use the this example:

del “\\?\d:\esempio\nomefile.”

and the problem is solved.

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