Windows 10: cannot delete a folder as it is taken by svchost....

Discus and support cannot delete a folder as it is taken by svchost.... in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Cannot delete a folder [ The Action Can't be Completed Because the Folder or a File in it is Open ] resmon identified it is taken by svchost.exe... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Ron Wolpa, Jan 5, 2021.

  1. Ron Wolpa Win User

    cannot delete a folder as it is taken by svchost....


    [table][tr][td]Cannot delete a folder [ The Action Can't be Completed Because the Folder or a File in it is Open ] resmon identified it is taken by svchost.exe (LocalService p ) PID = 9876 As the folder is nothing but a storage for other folders with ttf fonts , I dont see the reason to be in use by svchost. Any suggestion on whats going on around here ? Thanks. PS.: by the way on the resource monitor after having clicked end process once I wont be able to do it again for the other folders because end process menu no longer works Windows 10 PRO 1709 16299.125 [/td] [/tr] [/table]

    :)
     
    Ron Wolpa, Jan 5, 2021
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  2. Trouble deleting a folder

    Thanks for the suggestion but it says "delete folder failed for E:\....." for each folder I try.

    *Confused cannot delete a folder as it is taken by svchost.... :confused:

    Will I be forever stuck with these unnecessary folders? *Oh Well cannot delete a folder as it is taken by svchost.... :eek:hwell:
     
    oli_ramsay, Jan 5, 2021
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  3. topgundcp Win User
    Unable to delete a folder - Invalid folder name


    Suggestion:
    1. Run chkdsk x: /r to make sure that there's no HD corruption.
      x: is the drive containing the folder you want to delete.
    2. Try to delete the folder again. If still does not work, go to step 3.
    3. Download: Download - Linux Mint and create a bootable USB using: Rufus - Create bootable USB
    4. Boot up with Linux Mint and try to delete the folder again.
      NOTE: Unlike WinPE. Linux does not have any Windows permission imposed to it so it is easier to delete.
     
    topgundcp, Jan 5, 2021
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  4. cannot delete a folder as it is taken by svchost....

    problem in deleting folders

    Hi Sindhu,

    The challenge that you are experiencing can occur due to several reasons, such as, incorrect user permissions settings, corrupted files, etc. To better assist you, kindly answer the following questions:

    • What are the exact error messages that you are getting?
    • What are the exact troubleshooting steps that you've taken so far? This is for us to avoid providing the same steps.
    • What kind of folder are you trying to delete? Are you trying to delete an app folder, system folder, or a file folder?

    We look forward to your response.
     
    Joshua Her1, Jan 5, 2021
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