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Error Message: Cannot Delete File: File System Error (1026)
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When you try to copy, move or delete a file or a shortcut, you may receive the following error message:
Cannot Delete File: File System Error (1026)
This issue can occur for any of the following reasons:
To resolve this issue, follow one of the appropriate methods:
Using the Undo Copy and Undo Move CommandsTo resolve this issue, configure Windows to move files you delete to the Recycle Bin. To do this, follow these steps:
IMPORTANT: The Undo Copy and Undo Move commands are available, but do not work with files that you have deleted from a floppy disk.
Insufficient Hard Disk SpaceTo resolve this issue, free up disk space on the hard disk. To do this, see the appropriate section for your operating system:
Windows 98Use the Disk Cleanup Tool to free up disk space on the hard disk. For additional information about the Disk Cleanup Tool, click to view the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/186099/EN-US/ )Description of the Disk Cleanup Tool in Windows 98
Windows 95For information about how to free up disk space on the hard disk, click to view the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/179798/EN-US/ )How to Increase Free Space on Your Hard Disk
Network Security or TrafficCheck with your Network Administrator to verify that there are no network security or network traffic issues on the network.
For additional information about the File System Error (1026) error message, click to view the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/180680/EN-US/ )Error Message: Cannot Copy File: File System Error (1026)