issue in deleting files from windows search results - cannot read from source file or disk

I faced a strange issue while trying to delete  files from windows search results.My idea is to delete all the image files from my computer,so for this i opted windows search option,i tried to search 'Pictures and Photos' from mycomputer,it had given me a list of files.I sticked the traditional idea of doing ctrl-a shift-delete,but end up seeing the below exception.

Error Message in deleting files from windows search results


Right click on the file, open the containing folder and started deleting all  files  from that folder using the traditional way of ctrl-a shift-delete,it worked !!!.

Do this process repeatedly to delete all the files.I believe there is no other easy way for this :)


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Do you have error messages?, like :

* Path too long
* Error cannot delete file: cannot read from source file or disk
* Cannot delete file: Access is denied
* There has been a sharing violation.
* Cannot delete file or folder The file name you specified is not valid or too long. Specify a different file name.
* The source or destination file may be in use.
* The file is in use by another program or user.
* Error Deleting File or Folder
* Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use.
* Error Copying File or Folder.
* Cannot remove folder.
* The filename or extension is too long.
* Path too deep.
* Destination Path Too Long.
* Could not find this item.
* Filename is not valid.
* The file could not be accessed.
* The path you entered, is too long. Enter a shorter path.
* File Name could not be found. Check the spelling of the filename, and verify that the file location is correct.

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Muhammad Sohail said...

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Gatya Atya said...

This is a Windows* OS/file system issue.The cause is

directory paths on the drive is longer than 255

characters (including spaces).There's a lot of

additional softwares which can fix this problem like

like Long Path Tool.

Sebastian said...

great ! ,thanks all of you for the suggestions

lesly sab said...

Try and download " Long Path Tool " is also useful in situations where you see these error messages: Cannot read from source file or disk, there has been a sharing violation, cannot delete file or folder, the file name you specified is not valid or too long, the source or destination file may be in use and many other file managing errors.

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