Windows 10: Can't delete a folder

Discus and support Can't delete a folder in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; About 2 weeks ago I deleted the contents of a fold on my PC then deleted the folder. My next reboot the folder came back ( the empty folder with the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Eaglepi, Jul 16, 2020.

  1. Eaglepi Win User

    Can't delete a folder


    About 2 weeks ago I deleted the contents of a fold on my PC then deleted the folder. My next reboot the folder came back ( the empty folder with the name I named it when created ) I've deleted it about 10 times and after each reboot it comes back. very strange, anyone know how to get rid of this folder that doesn't want to be deleted?

    :)
     
    Eaglepi, Jul 16, 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 Can't delete a folder :confused:

    Will I be forever stuck with these unnecessary folders? *Oh Well Can't delete a folder :eek:hwell:
     
    oli_ramsay, Jul 16, 2020
    #2
  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, Jul 16, 2020
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  4. Joan Pin Win User

    Can't delete a folder

    Can't delete the folder

    Hi Yasas,

    One of the possible reasons why you're getting this concern is due to appropriate permission on your file or folder. We suggest to use the Command Prompt in deleting your files. To do that, please follow the steps below:

    • Type cmd on your search bar and press Enter to open
      Command Prompt.
    • In the Command Prompt, enter del and location of the folder or file you want to delete and press
      Enter.
    For example: del c:\users\JohnDoe\Desktop\text.txt

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Joan Pin, Jul 16, 2020
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