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Hello all,

I've run into a slight problem with PowerPoint 2011. I was trying to save a rather large PowerPoint to my USB flash drive, and it told me it ran into an error and I should save my presentation. I checked the directory on my flash drive that I was trying to save to, and this is part of what I found (there were more files and folders than this):

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The biggest problem is that these files won't delete. If I try to delete a folder, it does nothing. If I try to delete a file, it either tells me it can no longer find the file, or the file name is either not valid or too long.

How do I delete these files and folders?

Thanks in advance!

EDIT: I should add that PowerPoint is still working like normal, and I was able to save the presentation successfully right after this error.

asked Jan 25 '12 at 19:50

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edited Jan 25 '12 at 19:53

Since these files are on your flash drive, copy off all of the important data from your flash drive. and then format it.

answered Jan 25 '12 at 20:40

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I suppose if you could access another computer, you could delete these files. If that alternate computer is running Windows, it should delete, but I'm almost 100% that a Mac or Linux computer could delete those files.

answered Jan 12 '13 at 00:18

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edited Jan 12 '13 at 00:18

Assuming that you can't delete them from Explorer you could just format the drive or alternatively use Command Prompt or Powershell to remove it. Deleting them shouldn't be an issue.

(Jan 12 '13 at 01:06) Zbob750 Zbob750's gravatar image

Buddy this happend to my psp memory card you are not going to like my answer but anyway here it goes.

Your pen drive is a fake; therefore the computer is not able to support it and it tends to create unwanted unusable data that is not delete-able. Memory motherboard and such accords are unreliable when it comes from a small dealer.

If you notice that what you are getting ( in these material ) cheap then you have to assume there is something wrong with it

Please buy an original pen drive thank you.

answered Jan 12 '13 at 01:50

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edited Jan 12 '13 at 16:17

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I really do not think the pen drive is fake. Also, please learn how to spell and type. Thank You.

(Jan 12 '13 at 16:17) TheTechDude TheTechDude's gravatar image


please follow these steps on your desktop please

i did not mean to offend you by my older comment but still it is worth a try don't you think just try and please do post the result please

and again sorry if i offended you again

answered Jan 13 '13 at 03:18

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Just start storing your PowerPoint files in the cloud=3

answered Jan 13 '13 at 18:01

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Last updated: Jan 13 '13 at 18:01