Windows 10: Unable to delete a subfolder, no problem with its subfolders

Discus and support Unable to delete a subfolder, no problem with its subfolders in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Curious thing... When deleting a X:\subfolder I am getting a recyle bin error:"The folder contains items whose names are too long for the Recycle... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by tfwul, Sep 4, 2017.

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    Unable to delete a subfolder, no problem with its subfolders


    Curious thing...

    When deleting a X:\subfolder I am getting a recyle bin error:"The folder contains items whose names are too long for the Recycle Bin."
    The longest path in all the sub-subfolders is 247.
    When I select that file (longest path), deleting is no problem.When I select all sub-subfolders deleting is no poblems/errors.
    Then go up 1 level and delete the empty X:\subfolder.
    Basically the same has been accomplished then.Out of curiosity: anyone out there who knows why I got this error in the first place?

    Thanks.

    :)
     
    tfwul, Sep 4, 2017
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  2. folder management

    The suggestion to use "cut and paste" did not work for me, but when I minimized the subfolder and created a new window, (using the up button in this new window) I was able to drag and drop the subfolder into the parent folder. Then with the subfolder now
    empty, I deleted the subfolder
     
    SteveMeyerdvm, Sep 4, 2017
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  3. Hotmail email messages on phone not being deleted when deleted in Outlook on a computer

    I have the same problem. I just updated to the March update, hoping that would help, but it did not. Email messages that have been deleted, still appear. I do have a subfolder. Some of the messages in my root folder have been moved to a subfolder.
    I try to sync that subfolder, but no messages get synced. Other messages have been deleted but still appear in the root folder. These messages are not in the deleted folder. They have been permanently deleted.
     
    KevinGriffie, Sep 4, 2017
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