Windows 10: Empty folders being automatically deleted

Discus and support Empty folders being automatically deleted in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; My empty folders on the Documents one are automatically deleted against my will. 144775 Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Random guy, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. Empty folders being automatically deleted


    My empty folders on the Documents one are automatically deleted against my will.

    :)
     
    Random guy, Nov 19, 2019
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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 Empty folders being automatically deleted :confused:

    Will I be forever stuck with these unnecessary folders? *Oh Well Empty folders being automatically deleted :eek:hwell:
     
    oli_ramsay, Nov 19, 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, Nov 19, 2019
    #3
  4. Empty folders being automatically deleted

    Delete a file folder.

    In such cases it is often possible to use this 3-step process:

    1. Move the folder to C:\
    2. Reboot
    3. Delete the folder
     
    Frederik Long, Nov 19, 2019
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