Windows 10: Unable to delete anything inside Documents folder

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  1. skruger Win User

    Unable to delete anything inside Documents folder


    Hi Ten Forums,

    I am unable to delete anything inside Documents folder. Using keyboard of right clicking>delete. I can delete in other locations, desktop, downloads, pictures, music, etc........ but not in Documents.

    A system restore point back in February seemed to fix it for a few weeks, but after some system updates to the problem has returned.

    I am the Administrator and only person using the computer.

    Any ideas, or things to check I would really appreciate the advice. Thank you!

    :)
     
    skruger, Apr 3, 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 Unable to delete anything inside Documents folder :confused:

    Will I be forever stuck with these unnecessary folders? *Oh Well Unable to delete anything inside Documents folder :eek:hwell:
     
    oli_ramsay, Apr 3, 2019
    #2
  3. Is it ok to delete all the files/documents in temporary folder(Temp)?

    Is it ok to delete all the files/documents in temporary folder(Temp)?

    or do i need it?
     
    computer45, Apr 3, 2019
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  4. topgundcp Win User

    Unable to delete anything inside Documents folder

    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, Apr 3, 2019
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