This was on Windows 7 64bit (But same steps apply to vista)
I tried the renaming idea, and everything listed above...no joy! I could navigate within the file and even play the files within but i couldnt rename/delete/move/ anything!
Fired up my CMD prompt with admin permissions (Start > CMD > Rightclick > Run as Administrator )
Navigated to the folder in question.
Then i tried to delete the file [TOP TIP, Use tab to autocomplete long file paths]
Now i noted the whitespace at the end of the filename, this isnt allowed! and prob while im having this error in the first place.
C:\Users\Noodle\Downloads>del "Plumb - Hang On (The Remixes) "
Could Not Find C:\Users\Noodle\Downloads\Plumb - Hang On (The Remixes)
Now we have the old dos naming system without the whitespace!
C:\Users\Noodle\Downloads>dir /a /x /p
Volume in drive C has no label.
Volume Serial Number is ****-****
Directory of C:\Users\Noodle\Downloads
08/04/2010 16:35 <DIR> .
08/04/2010 16:35 <DIR> ..
08/03/2010 23:05 282 desktop.ini
07/04/2010 19:08 <DIR> PLUMB-~1 Plumb - Hang On (The Remixes)
07/04/2010 21:46 1,749,722 SMF_1-~1.ZIP smf_1-1-11_install.zip
4 File(s) 43,270,168 bytes
6 Dir(s) 2,131,468,288 bytes free
Look! no error..
C:\Users\Noodle\Downloads\PLUMB-~1\*, Are you sure (Y/N)? y
However when i checked the directory it was still there! *ARGH* but it's contents had been nuked....
However as people have mentioned, the older filenaming method works, sooo why not rename the folder to remove the whitespace which is causing all the hassle.
C:\Users\Noodle\Downloads>rename PLUMB-~1 Noodle
C:\Users\Noodle\Downloads\Noodle\*, Are you sure (Y/N)? y