Windows 10: Folder Will Not Delete

Discus and support Folder Will Not Delete in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I have a folder on my Desktop that refuses to delete. It happened after moving some of its contents to another location.Msg states its ‘No longer in... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Dougal, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. Dougal Win User

    Folder Will Not Delete


    I have a folder on my Desktop that refuses to delete. It happened after moving some of its contents to another location.Msg states its ‘No longer in D:\Desktop (which is where my Desktop resides).Although folder properties show that’s exactly where it is.Tried ‘taking ownership’ of folder and making sure it’s not set to Read-only but didn’t help.Any help appreciated.

    :)
     
    Dougal, Oct 8, 2019
    #1

  2. Trouble deleting a folder

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

    *Confused Folder Will Not Delete :confused:

    Will I be forever stuck with these unnecessary folders? *Oh Well Folder Will Not Delete :eek:hwell:
     
    oli_ramsay, Oct 8, 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, Oct 8, 2019
    #3
  4. Folder Will Not Delete

    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, Oct 8, 2019
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