I'm not sure how they're 'made', but I have several files on my linux partition as well as a FAT16 parition. I gave up when it was just a fat16 problem, assuming that linux just couldn't modify the files for some reason. now a folder has done the same thing on my linux partition. what's happening is that linux gives me a 'file does not exist' error when I copy/cut/paste/overwrite/move/edit/delete the file. I used KDE's Konquerer to browse to the files/folder, and it shows an icon with a padlock on it, and konquerer gives me the same error. These files and folder are a couple of mp3's, a text file, and a folder containing no data. (I remember from past interactions with the files/folder). What I want to do is simply get rid of them - delete them. I'm not concerned with recovering their contents at all. How do I get rid of them?