Windows 10: Cannot delete folders in My Documents as myself or admin

Discus and support Cannot delete folders in My Documents as myself or admin in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; My OS is Windows 10. I have folders in Desktop>My Documents that I added while signed on as <myself> that I cannot delete. When I try to delete a... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by EdWalser, May 7, 2020.

  1. EdWalser Win User

    Cannot delete folders in My Documents as myself or admin


    My OS is Windows 10.


    I have folders in Desktop>My Documents that I added while signed on as <myself> that I cannot delete.


    When I try to delete a folder, Windows prompts me for an <admin> password.


    I enter the <admin> password, Windows then tells me I need permission from <myself> to delete the folder.


    When I look at the folder's permissions under Properties>Security, it shows that <myself> and <admin> have full permissions.


    I think I should be able to delete this folder as either <myself>, and most certainly as <admin>.


    What gives? How do I correct this issue?


    Thanks for any pointers!

    :)
     
    EdWalser, May 7, 2020
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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 folders in My Documents as myself or admin :confused:

    Will I be forever stuck with these unnecessary folders? *Oh Well Cannot delete folders in My Documents as myself or admin :eek:hwell:
     
    oli_ramsay, May 7, 2020
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  3. Is it ok to delete all the files/documents in temporary folder(Temp)?

    Is it ok to delete all the files/documents in temporary folder(Temp)?

    or do i need it?
     
    computer45, May 7, 2020
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  4. Cannot delete folders in My Documents as myself or admin

    Downloads folder is the Documents folder

    Hi Chris,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to Restore to Default the folders and document settings and see if it helps.

    Step 1:

    Please follow below steps and check if it helps.

    • Go to Download folder.
    • Right click on the Download Folder and go to Properties.
    • In Properties go to Location tab.
    • In location Tab Click on Restore Default.


    Step 2:

    Please follow below steps and check if it helps.

    • Go to Documents folder.
    • Right click on the Document folder and go to Properties.
    • In Properties go to Location tab.
    • In location Tab Click on Restore Default.
    After performing above steps change the settings as you required and check if it helps.

    Hope these information helps, please get back to us for future support, we’ll be glad to assist you further.

    Thank you.
     
    Prabhavathi Patil, May 7, 2020
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