Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#12560 closed Bug Report - General (Upstream Bug)

G.A.N.T. folder will not delete windows 10 says it's not there.

Reported by: zarkmountain@… Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone: unknown
Component: MythTV - General Version: Unspecified
Severity: medium Keywords:
Cc: Ticket locked: no


Could not find this item. I downloaded the mythtv-0.27.5 .zip file from and used winzip to extract the folder. Then when I went to delete the folder the GANT folder will not delete. I tried re-unzipping the folder and then tried uninstall and 2 online delete programs that delete on windows restart. The folder will not go away and won't let me open it. Will you please advise on how to delete the folder.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by sphery

Resolution: Upstream Bug
Status: newclosed

See #2897 .

On Aug 14, 2007 in changeset ec316d744, the G.A.N.T. theme was renamed to G.A.N.T because windows cannot handle file names that end with a period (dot/fullstop/...). This is the actual problem you're seeing--Windows is unable to handle the file name. According to #2897, the file name is internally truncated to G.A.N.T (with no end period), so try deleting the directory using a file name without the end period. If this doesn't work, your best bet is to find some Windows expert or mailing list or forum or ... to help you clean up your file system.

Note, too, that on Sep 9, 2009 in changeset f0b755e32da4, the G.A.N.T theme was moved to the oldthemes repository along with all other non-MythUI themes. The oldthemes repository was removed sometime before the release of 0.23 on May 10, 2010. So, while there's no theme by that name in the current code, since you downloaded a copy of the git repo with all the history, you have a file with the file name Windows can't handle.

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