When dealing with a file that contains characters that are not part of the ASCII character set, it can be difficult to delete. The file in question contains characters in the Greek Cypriot or Cyrillic scripts.
In order to delete this file, the first step is to try to identify which encoding the file is in. This can be done by opening the file in a text editor and checking the character set. If the encoding is not known, then the file may need to be converted to an ASCII-compatible encoding.
Once the encoding has been identified, the file can be deleted by using Windows Command Prompt. First, change the current directory to the folder containing the file. Then, run the command \del
If this does not work, then the file may be locked by another application. To determine if this is the case, open the Task Manager and check for any processes that have the file open. If the file is open by another process, then it needs to be closed before it can be deleted.
If none of these steps are successful, then the file may be corrupted and must be deleted manually. To do this, right-click the file and select Properties. In the Properties window, select the Security tab and click the Advanced button. Click the Owner tab and then select the Owner name. Click the Change link, enter an Administrator account, and then click OK.
Next, select the Permissions tab and check the permissions assigned to the Owner. If Full Control is not enabled, then enable it. Click OK and then OK again. Finally, right-click the file and select Delete.
If the file still cannot be deleted, then it may be necessary to use a third-party utility to delete the file. These utilities can often bypass the protections that prevent the file from being deleted.
Deleting a file that contains characters from a non-ASCII character set can be a difficult task. However, with the right tools and some patience, it can be done. If all else fails, then a third-party utility may be necessary to delete the file.