Windows 10: Folder doesn't disappear after deleted in File Explorer - advanced problem

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  1. dRedwick Win User

    Folder doesn't disappear after deleted in File Explorer - advanced problem


    Hey there,So I created a folder at some point and now it won't disappear after I thought I deleted it. It is behaving very strangely. The folder is on a partitioned drive from my C: drive, using Windows 11.When I click on FOLDER1 I am able to open it and create FOLDER2 inside of FOLDER1. I can then open FOLDER2 and create new files in it. But I cannot create new files in FOLDER1... I can only create new folders.When I right click on FOLDER1 it doesn't show any properties file size is 0, details are blank, and I cannot change any attributes and APPLY/SAVE, the message appears "the system can

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    dRedwick, Jan 17, 2022
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  2. silkstone Win User

    Disappearing folder

    I've encountered a strange problem in windows 10 where I tried to delete a file in a folder, but ended up deleting the whole directory. It did so without the usual pop-up to confirm delete or say it was too big for the recycle bin. It was my Videos folder, so pretty big, but the disk allocation has also remained the same.

    I've always had a problem with 'double icons' for the different user folders, including videos, and so I'm thinking it could have something to do with the whole thing, especially as now one of the two video folders has disappeared from the users folders.

    The first thing i tried was 'Undo delete', but it just bought the folder back with non of the contents. Then, I went straight to Recuva, but it came up blank (there must have been over 50 videos in the folder)

    I'm at a little bit of a loss as where to start looking for this disappeared folder and was hoping someone might have some suggestions?

    Screenshots below:


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    silkstone, Jan 17, 2022
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  3. 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 Folder doesn't disappear after deleted in File Explorer - advanced problem :(
     
    lyndonguitar, Jan 17, 2022
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  4. Folder doesn't disappear after deleted in File Explorer - advanced problem

    Trouble deleting a folder

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

    *Confused Folder doesn't disappear after deleted in File Explorer - advanced problem :confused:

    Will I be forever stuck with these unnecessary folders? *Oh Well Folder doesn't disappear after deleted in File Explorer - advanced problem :eek:hwell:
     
    oli_ramsay, Jan 17, 2022
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