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Posted on Sunday, February 3, 2002 - 6:23 pm:   

Hi, i'm trying to use a windows ME dat file deletion idea contributed by Hugh E Morrison.
All goes well until i try to input the ~ (tilde)
symbol. When i try to type it using the appropriate key it appears as a pipe (or backslash)symbol. The only ~ symbol i can get (when using the boot disk) is by pressing SHIFT and the key next to number 1 on the keyboard, and then this tilde symbol is ABOVE the letters and not central, as the two symbols are in this note! Have i something wrong with my keyboard? Can anyone forward some suggestions? or should i just give up and change my o\s to a less secretive one?
Posted on Sunday, February 3, 2002 - 10:34 pm:   

The tilde can be used to ref. the root of a file or even a folder in certain applications especially in .net. That may be why it shows up as you want it to in this forum on your thread. In DOS files the tilde is used to represent missing characters in long file names, and they do appear in line above the letters, this is normal, so there is nothing wrong with your keyboard.
Posted on Monday, February 4, 2002 - 2:26 am:   

Thanks E.S, well, either i'm doing something wrong or Mr Morrisons simple solution does not work on my pc, as when i type the line-
cd\tempor~1\content.ie5 (enter) i'm told wrong filename or something. Any thoughts????
Posted on Tuesday, February 5, 2002 - 9:48 am:   

Recheck your Directory path such as cd\windows\IE5\TEMPOR~1\content.ie5 this may not be correct for you but is just an example.

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