Windows 10: How do I delete residue folders?

Discus and support How do I delete residue folders? in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hello, I installed a game through Xbox (beta) on my second HDD disk. After I decided to delete it, some folders appeared there and they cannot be... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by P166y4337, Nov 17, 2019.

  1. P166y4337 Win User

    How do I delete residue folders?


    Hello,

    I installed a game through Xbox (beta) on my second HDD disk. After I decided to delete it, some folders appeared there and they cannot be deleted.


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    Even after I switched the settings back.

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    It's really annoying because the files eat 80GB of my space away and I KNOW these files are not important.

    :)
     
    P166y4337, Nov 17, 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 How do I delete residue folders? :confused:

    Will I be forever stuck with these unnecessary folders? *Oh Well How do I delete residue folders? :eek:hwell:
     
    oli_ramsay, Nov 17, 2019
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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, Nov 17, 2019
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  4. How do I delete residue folders?

    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 17, 2019
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