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 D-drive that for the life of me, I cannot get it to delete. I even went to safe mode and tried to delete it. Here is what I see... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by huffman, Nov 14, 2020.

  1. huffman Win User

    Folder will NOT delete.


    I have a folder on my D-drive that for the life of me, I cannot get it to delete.
    I even went to safe mode and tried to delete it.

    Here is what I see when try to open the folder:


    Folder will NOT delete. [​IMG]


    Here is what I see when I try to delete it:

    Folder will NOT delete. [​IMG]


    Any advice? Than you.

    :)
     
    huffman, Nov 14, 2020
    #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, Nov 14, 2020
    #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 14, 2020
    #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, Nov 14, 2020
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