Microsoft KB Archive/103168
Article ID: 103168
Article Last Modified on 9/30/2003
- Microsoft LAN Manager 2.0 Standard Edition
- Microsoft LAN Manager 2.1 Standard Edition
- Microsoft LAN Manager 2.1a
- Microsoft LAN Manager 2.2 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q103168
Files with reserved device names (LPTx, COMx, PRN, etc.) exist on your LAN Manager disk volumes. They cause problems when you are setting access privileges or creating backups, but you cannot get rid of them using File Manager and/or standard commands such as DEL.
These filenames usually are created when an application opens a file instead of a device.
You can't remove these files using OS/2, but you can delete them using an MS-DOS workstation and the QBASIC interpreter from MS-DOS 5.0 or later.
net use z: \\<server>\<share> ; Share the appropriate location z: ; Select default drive cd <path> ; Select appropriate location qbasic ; Start QBASIC from MS-DOS enter : kill "z:<file>" ; Enter this line in the interpreter select : shift + f5 ; Start execution of the code
This deletes <file> from the shared location.
Repeat this command for each file with a reserved name.
Additional query words: prn, lpt, com, dev 2.00 2.10 2.10a 2.20 2.2 2.1 2.1a