Windows 10: Permissions: Cannot delete meaningless folder tree

Discus and support Permissions: Cannot delete meaningless folder tree in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Greetings! Running Win 10. I am cleaning up from an old changeover to my present hardware. At the root of a non-system drive, I have a folder called... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by VLMin, Aug 4, 2021.

  1. VLMin Win User

    Permissions: Cannot delete meaningless folder tree


    Greetings! Running Win 10. I am cleaning up from an old changeover to my present hardware. At the root of a non-system drive, I have a folder called "Program Files". This folder contains one folder called "ModifiableWindowsApps", which in turn contains nothing at all. I have tried changing the owner, permissions, etc. using Properties > Security tab > Advanced but have not succeeded, because permissions are denied. How can I change the permissions so that I can delete this little empty folder tree? Thank you.

    :)
     
    VLMin, Aug 4, 2021
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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 Permissions:  Cannot delete meaningless folder tree :confused:

    Will I be forever stuck with these unnecessary folders? *Oh Well Permissions:  Cannot delete meaningless folder tree :eek:hwell:
     
    oli_ramsay, Aug 4, 2021
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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 4, 2021
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  4. Permissions: Cannot delete meaningless folder tree

    0 byte folder cannot be deleted Problem

    I have a 0 byte folder and I can't delete it. I'm using win 7 64 bit.
    please help *Cry :cry:

    It says access denied when trying, please login as admin blah blah msgs....

    I've searched the net for hours, Trying unlocker, fileassassin, and all other 'file deleter' programs out there. tried on safe mode, tried the cmd commands, even in cmd it says access denied, tried the closing explorer.exe and doing the command. I tried changing permissions and atrributes and it says you do not have permission to view or edit this objects permission settings. I logged in as the Administrator and still no hope.

    the folder originally contained all my movies but since then i moved(using the move command) all of them someplace else(on another hdd) and I thought it was gone but the folder is still there, 0 bytes. It was shared when i deleted it and still appeared on the shared folders list but inaccessible coz it was already deleted so i 'unshared' the folder from the shared folders list. and so the problem began. the folder is still there and it is undeletable

    One surefire way to do it without deleting my files is copying all other files to another HDD and reformat it and copy it back again but my hdd is currently contains 1 tb out of 1.36 and i dont have any hdds with that free space to use.

    ALSO I CAN'T OPEN THE FOLDER it says

    Location is not available

    'directory' is not accessible.
    Access is Denied.

    i think its more of a windows glitch than a virus problem

    help??? *Frown Permissions:  Cannot delete meaningless folder tree :(
     
    lyndonguitar, Aug 4, 2021
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