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File that can not be deleted or renamed.

Postby Atarieterno » Mon May 21, 2018 1:54 pm

Atari users (TOS): what utilities do we have to eliminate files that can not be deleted or renamed from the operating system? :shrug:
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Re: File that can not be deleted or renamed.

Postby Galvez » Mon May 21, 2018 2:08 pm

Under TOS I'd try with KOBOLD.

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Re: File that can not be deleted or renamed.

Postby Atarieterno » Mon May 21, 2018 2:35 pm

Galvez wrote:Under TOS I'd try with KOBOLD.


Thanks for the reply. I'll try Kobold.
I suppose that there will also be some utility to put in "logical Zero" a partition containing problematic files, perhaps the ICD suite had something similar at that time, but it is convenient to know the most modern options.
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Re: File that can not be deleted or renamed.

Postby mzry » Mon May 21, 2018 2:40 pm

I have some folders on my hdd that I cannot remove, even with kolbold. I have tried scanning and fixing my drive with msdosfsk etc but still these problematic folders/files exist. I think it is due to incompatibilities with f32 and f16 and Atari msdos that makes these issues happen. I have no solution.
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Re: File that can not be deleted or renamed.

Postby wongck » Mon May 21, 2018 2:54 pm

Kobold was able to delete funny entries in the FAT, normally written by fat32 on Fat16 format.
But it does not wipe or zero out the partition. It deletes the file by marking it as delete on the FAT.
Hddriver can wipe the partition by INIT function.

If you use Big DOS, I think you can connect your HDD to an DOS machine and run some test. I would not put it on Windows, as it will almost always writes VFAT stuff on to your FAT.
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I had used Hddriver TOS/DOS but I had Windows writing funny stuff to the FAT. Good thing is it works in TOS, so bite the bullet.
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Re: File that can not be deleted or renamed.

Postby Atarieterno » Mon May 21, 2018 3:01 pm

wongck wrote:Hddriver can wipe the partition by INIT function.


That is another fact to take into account.

Thank you very much.
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Re: File that can not be deleted or renamed.

Postby lp » Mon May 21, 2018 6:08 pm

PureC has done this to me a couple of times leaving a file I can't delete under normal circumstances. The filename appeared blank. Oddly I was able to delete them from gfabasic with the KILL command.


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