Windows 10: I can not delete a folder.

Discus and support I can not delete a folder. in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; After moving all my files to a new folder I can not delete the old one. So here's my story. My user folder is incorrectly spelled Zebed instead of... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by ZebedeeStowers, Sep 6, 2019.

  1. I can not delete a folder.


    After moving all my files to a new folder I can not delete the old one.


    So here's my story. My user folder is incorrectly spelled Zebed instead of Zebedee. So I made a new folder and moved everything. After moving everything to the new folder named Zebedee I realized that I could not delete the old Zebed folder and found out you would need to mess with the registry.

    So after some time, I decided to move everything back to the original Zebed folder and live without the extra e's in my name I can not delete a folder. :) but when trying to delete the newer folder Zebedee I can not.


    I am the administrator.


    I can not delete a folder. 7bb3fd03-ba90-43c6-a992-6bffd3637430?upload=true.png


    Please help!

    I have tried changing permisions in security and done some scans in cmd but I have no idea what im doing.

    :)
     
    ZebedeeStowers, Sep 6, 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 I can not delete a folder. :confused:

    Will I be forever stuck with these unnecessary folders? *Oh Well I can not delete a folder. :eek:hwell:
     
    oli_ramsay, Sep 6, 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, Sep 6, 2019
    #3
  4. I can not delete a folder.

    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, Sep 6, 2019
    #4
Thema:

I can not delete a folder.

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