Windows 10: cannot shred folder

Discus and support cannot shred folder in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Windows 10 will let me delete a folder on boot drive C: but will not let me shred the folder with several of the file shredder programs. I can shred... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Jack-C, Sep 2, 2019.

  1. Jack-C Win User

    cannot shred folder

    Windows 10 will let me delete a folder on boot drive C: but will not let me shred the folder with several of the file shredder programs. I can shred all individual files. Also If I copy the folder to my D drive, I can shred the folder, but not from the C (boot) drive. The C drive is solid state, the D drive is SATA, if that makes any difference.

    Does Windows lock folders on the boot drive? Can I unlock specific folders so that they may be shredded if I choose?

    Many thanks for suggestions.


    Jack-C, Sep 2, 2019

  2. Permissions Issue re 'Shredding' files in 'Temporary Files' Folder

    At long last, McAfee Technical Support have confirmed that there is a bug in their shredding code, which is in both their Internet Security & Total Protection products.


    If you try to shred a file with a <space> character in file name, the file will not be shredded; if there is no <space> character in the file name it will.


    'file name.ext' will not shred


    'filename.ext' will

    The same issue has been identified with folder names.


    Obvious I know, but rename the file / folder to remove any spaces & then shred it.

    McAfee are still working on a permanent fix.
    Ian Mosley, Sep 2, 2019
  3. Shred Folder Unavailable


    I have sharing folder in my network, if any client in the same network requested this shred folder has problem message,

    the message is :

    cannot shred folder 843d622c-b000-46e4-9c90-e873831088ee?upload=true.jpg

    my solution,

    but a temporary solution :

    if i close all session in the same computer has the sharing folder the users can see the shared folder with out any problem . but every time need to close the all-session

    I need a good solution, please help me
    Elsaeed Elsayed, Sep 2, 2019
  4. enso Win User

    cannot shred folder

    Quick Access not searching Pictures folder

    Summary, that last suggestion didn't work.

    • I moved the pictures to another folder temporarily.

    • Since there were no troubleshooting steps for this scenario, just for the heck of it, I ran through the restore steps. Copied some pictures into the Pictures folder, ran a Quick Access search and initial problem remains: Searching all of QA doesn't find any files in Pictures folder, running search on just the Pictures folder does. I want to run a global search and find matching files in any/all of the Documents, Music, Videos, and Pictures folders.
    That article dates from 2015 and I'm guessing is out of date. I hope it didn't create potential future problems in my registry.

    Bottom line: I'm still looking for a fix.
    enso, Sep 2, 2019

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