Windows 10: delete compressed folder

Discus and support delete compressed folder in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; compressed folder/file taking up 6 gigabytes of storage. Need to recover the 6 gigs. How do I do this?... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by GabrielAnderson3, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. delete compressed folder

    compressed folder/file taking up 6 gigabytes of storage. Need to recover the 6 gigs. How do I do this?

    GabrielAnderson3, Feb 12, 2019

  2. Trouble deleting a folder

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

    *Confused delete compressed folder :confused:

    Will I be forever stuck with these unnecessary folders? *Oh Well delete compressed folder :eek:hwell:
    oli_ramsay, Feb 12, 2019
  3. topgundcp Win User
    Unable to delete a folder - Invalid folder name

    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, Feb 12, 2019
  4. delete compressed folder

    No option to compress folder


    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I understand your inconvenience and we will surely help you to resolve the issue.

    1. How exactly are you trying to compress the folder?

    Follow these steps to check if that helps.

    1. Locate the file or folder that you want to compress.

    2. Right-click the file or folder, point to Send to, and then click Compressed (zipped) folder.

    A new compressed folder is created in the same location. To rename it, right-click the folder, click Rename, and then type the new name.

    If the issue persists then Perform
    System File Check (SFC), and then check if this fixes the issue.

    Follow the steps:

    SFC scan:

    1. Press Windows logo + X.

    2. Select command prompt admin.

    3. Type ‘sfc /scannow’ (without quotes) and press enter.

    4. Restart your computer.

    Refer link:

    Hope this would help. If issue still persists post back with current status of your computer and result of the proposed suggestion, we will be happy to assist you.
    Suvarna Govinda, Feb 12, 2019

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