Windows 10: Can't delete folder no matter what I do.

Discus and support Can't delete folder no matter what I do. in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; Whilst downloading a third party software, I accidently downloaded a bloatware antivirus. I tried deleting it, and it told me it required permissions... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by oORL, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. oORL Win User

    Can't delete folder no matter what I do.


    Whilst downloading a third party software, I accidently downloaded a bloatware antivirus.

    I tried deleting it, and it told me it required permissions from " " to be deleted.

    After doing tons of steps to change the permissions to my own Account Name, it still tells me: Can't delete folder no matter what I do. 8610f7fa-f261-46fa-9594-745bb3cf0fbb?upload=true.png

    Im quite certain I've given the ownership to the correct person (me), as when I go to accounts, it lists my account name.


    No matter who I change the permissions to (Administrators, Everyone, ie) it will not let me delete this file.

    Any help? I don't want this ram eating, potential key logger running in the back of my computer constantly.


    (p.s. It's running 3 tabs in task manager, and I can't 'End Task' any of them)

    :)
     

  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 folder no matter what I do. :confused:

    Will I be forever stuck with these unnecessary folders? *Oh Well Can't delete folder no matter what I do. :eek:hwell:
     
    oli_ramsay, Aug 10, 2019
    #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, Aug 10, 2019
    #3
  4. WojtasRed Win User

    Can't delete folder no matter what I do.

    Hidden folders

    I installed `Kane and Lynch` on my PC twice in Program Files(x86) folder but I can`t find them (2 folders with game). But free space on my HDD is lower. So there`re those folders on my hdd. I use option `unhide` hidden folders but still can`t find them. Any suggestions? How can i delete those hidden folders?

    When I run istallation for this game I can see those folders in Program Files(x86) folde.

    I`m using Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit.
     
    WojtasRed, Aug 10, 2019
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