DELTREE Command Does Not Remove DIR000<x> Directory (126572)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.22

This article was previously published under Q126572


The MS-DOS DELTREE command does not remove directories named DIR000<x> where x is an integer number. For example, the DELTREE command does not remove a directory called DIR0001.


You must use a third-party disk utility to remove DIR000<x> directories.


Microsoft is researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.


Microsoft ScanDisk creates DIR000<x> directories when it finds directory structures that are damaged beyond repair. All the files in these directories have read-only and hidden attributes. The MS-DOS ATTRIB command does not change the attributes on these files.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/21/1999
Keywords: KB126572