I am using JellyBean 4.1.2. There is a directory with a file that is with stange character. I use many app to delete it but did not success. And I use shell to look at it. When I issue ls command. it show lstat './as`a.5r' failed: No such file or directory. How can I delete this file

  • Yes, but I cannot delete in windows too. – want_to_be_calm Jan 27 '15 at 3:26
  • Can you rename the file? – Thomas Vos Jun 23 '15 at 17:22

Google how to get short names for files using bash, and use that short file name with rm to delete the file using a terminal emulator. same for Windows too


If your mobile allows to reboot into safe mode then enter safe mode and try deleting. Otherwise only way is take a backup of the required content, format the memory then restore. Hope this helps..

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