Windows 10: How do I delete an old OneDrive folder?

Discus and support How do I delete an old OneDrive folder? in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; OneDrive was unable to complete a sync. After wasting too much time jumping through mindless hoops with Microsoft OneDrive support, I unlinked... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by jaygourley, Aug 29, 2020.

  1. How do I delete an old OneDrive folder?


    OneDrive was unable to complete a sync. After wasting too much time jumping through mindless hoops with Microsoft OneDrive support, I unlinked OneDrive and then relinked it to cache to a new location. So OneDrive works fine now. But I'm left with a large legacy folder that I'd like to temporarily rename and later delete. But Windows won't let me. It says "The action cannot be completed because the folder or a file in it is open in another program. Close the folder or file and try again." The error window is useless since I don't know how to even identify which file or folder is open much less how to close it. I'm hesitant to be too aggressive in trying to rename the folder because I don't want to do anything that might affect the OneDrive relationship that's working in the new file folder.

    :)
     
    jaygourley, Aug 29, 2020
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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 How do I delete an old OneDrive folder? :confused:

    Will I be forever stuck with these unnecessary folders? *Oh Well How do I delete an old OneDrive folder? :eek:hwell:
     
    oli_ramsay, Aug 29, 2020
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  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 29, 2020
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  4. TarAn_D Win User

    How do I delete an old OneDrive folder?

    Move the OneDrive Folder

    Move the OneDrive Folder in Windows 10

    When you set up OneDrive to sync with your computer, a folder C:\Users\XXXX\OneDrive will be created to store the contents. XXXX denotes your username. To move this folder to another location follow these simple steps:

    1. Unlink OneDrive from your PC:

    • Go to the taskbar notification area
    • Right-click on the OneDrive icon
    • Select settings
    • Click: Unlink this PC
    2. Delete the C:\Users\XXXX\OneDrive folder

    3. Create a new folder (target folder) for OneDrive contents, e.g. D:\OneDrive

    4. Create Directory Junction for the new folder

    • In the search area of the taskbar type CMD and press Ctrl+Shift+Enter
    • In the command window type
    mklink /J C:\Users\XXXX\OneDrive D:\OneDrive

    adjusting it to your specific username and selection of the target folder

    5. Link again OneDrive to your PC using the OneDrive icon in the taskbar notification area
     
    TarAn_D, Aug 29, 2020
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