Windows 10: Downloads folder hangs

Discus and support Downloads folder hangs in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi All, My W10 system has been working great since purchase Jan2018 (I do updates as available), but as of 8/11/19 my Downloads folder is hanging.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by C2Violet, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. C2Violet Win User

    Downloads folder hangs


    Hi All,
    My W10 system has been working great since purchase Jan2018 (I do updates as available), but as of 8/11/19 my Downloads folder is hanging. That's a problem for me because even tho I have my Firefox set to ask for download location, Win still points to Downloads FIRST...where it hangs! I have downloaded & run MS's winfilefolder utility & it worked...for 1 time...then NOT.
    I'm hoping some of you may have a solution.
    Please & THANK YOU!

    My system:
    Dell gaming computer (tho I don't use it for gaming)
    Win10 home
    Core I5 7th gen
    16GB RAM

    :)
     
    C2Violet, Aug 12, 2019
    #1

  2. Downloads folder is the Documents folder

    Hi Chris,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to Restore to Default the folders and document settings and see if it helps.

    Step 1:

    Please follow below steps and check if it helps.

    • Go to Download folder.
    • Right click on the Download Folder and go to Properties.
    • In Properties go to Location tab.
    • In location Tab Click on Restore Default.


    Step 2:

    Please follow below steps and check if it helps.

    • Go to Documents folder.
    • Right click on the Document folder and go to Properties.
    • In Properties go to Location tab.
    • In location Tab Click on Restore Default.
    After performing above steps change the settings as you required and check if it helps.

    Hope these information helps, please get back to us for future support, we’ll be glad to assist you further.

    Thank you.
     
    Prabhavathi Patil, Aug 12, 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 12, 2019
    #3
  4. Downloads folder hangs

    Windows 10 update hangs on downloading updates at 98%

    Hi vinodh,

    In step 3 you state to press enter after after each command but its written like one sentence,could you list them so we can identify each command please.my pc just hangs on "checking for updates" so i installed the win 10 updater and that just hangs on 99%
    so i will try what you suggest above.

    Thanks
     
    but not with this email add, Aug 12, 2019
    #4
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