Windows 10: Deleting a very big folder can take hours. Is there a way to speed this up?

Discus and support Deleting a very big folder can take hours. Is there a way to speed this up? in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; My computer is a, Dell laptop. Running Windows 10 pro. There are times, I need to "Delete". Very, BIG folders. So big, that it takes hours. Is there... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Jerry_Dwyer, Jan 22, 2021.

  1. Deleting a very big folder can take hours. Is there a way to speed this up?


    My computer is a, Dell laptop. Running Windows 10 pro.

    There are times, I need to "Delete". Very, BIG folders.

    So big, that it takes hours. Is there an app, I could get.
    That would just, chew 'em up fast? Hopefully, free?

    So, give me, good news. Thanks for reading . . . Jerry


    * Original title: There must be an application . . .

    :)
     
    Jerry_Dwyer, Jan 22, 2021
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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 Deleting a very big folder can take hours. Is there a way to speed this up? :confused:

    Will I be forever stuck with these unnecessary folders? *Oh Well Deleting a very big folder can take hours. Is there a way to speed this up? :eek:hwell:
     
    oli_ramsay, Jan 22, 2021
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  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, Jan 22, 2021
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  4. Deleting a very big folder can take hours. Is there a way to speed this up?

    0 byte folder cannot be deleted Problem

    I have a 0 byte folder and I can't delete it. I'm using win 7 64 bit.
    please help *Cry :cry:

    It says access denied when trying, please login as admin blah blah msgs....

    I've searched the net for hours, Trying unlocker, fileassassin, and all other 'file deleter' programs out there. tried on safe mode, tried the cmd commands, even in cmd it says access denied, tried the closing explorer.exe and doing the command. I tried changing permissions and atrributes and it says you do not have permission to view or edit this objects permission settings. I logged in as the Administrator and still no hope.

    the folder originally contained all my movies but since then i moved(using the move command) all of them someplace else(on another hdd) and I thought it was gone but the folder is still there, 0 bytes. It was shared when i deleted it and still appeared on the shared folders list but inaccessible coz it was already deleted so i 'unshared' the folder from the shared folders list. and so the problem began. the folder is still there and it is undeletable

    One surefire way to do it without deleting my files is copying all other files to another HDD and reformat it and copy it back again but my hdd is currently contains 1 tb out of 1.36 and i dont have any hdds with that free space to use.

    ALSO I CAN'T OPEN THE FOLDER it says

    Location is not available

    'directory' is not accessible.
    Access is Denied.

    i think its more of a windows glitch than a virus problem

    help??? *Frown Deleting a very big folder can take hours. Is there a way to speed this up? :(
     
    lyndonguitar, Jan 22, 2021
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