“Could not find this item” when attempting to delete

I tried to delete an empty directory and was presented with an “Item Not Found” error:


Easy enough fix:

  1. OpenĀ  a command prompt
  2. Navigate the to directory containing the offending item
  3. Determine the 8.3 filename via entering dir /x
  4. Delete using 8.3 filename (del for files, rmdir for directories)


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