Windows 10: Windows 10 Administrator can't delete unwanted folder on USB

Discus and support Windows 10 Administrator can't delete unwanted folder on USB in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Just recently got a new Lenovo Ideapad S340 with windows 10 built in and I have spotted a problem with my external 1Terabyte harddrive while using it... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by nocruoro, Mar 11, 2020.

  1. nocruoro Win User

    Windows 10 Administrator can't delete unwanted folder on USB


    Just recently got a new Lenovo Ideapad S340 with windows 10 built in and I have spotted a problem with my external 1Terabyte harddrive while using it on it for the first time on it on this machine.

    The usb hard drive it has a folder stuck in it which wasn't there when it was purchased and it was only spotted recently. There's nothing in it but my own administrative account is unable to delete it.

    I've already deactivated User Account Control and pressed confirmed "you'll need administrative access" to delete it but it's not a Windows or System file?
    The folder is on top of the list called -


    Windows 10 Administrator can't delete unwanted folder on USB [​IMG]

    :)
     
    nocruoro, Mar 11, 2020
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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 Windows 10 Administrator can't delete unwanted folder on USB :confused:

    Will I be forever stuck with these unnecessary folders? *Oh Well Windows 10 Administrator can't delete unwanted folder on USB :eek:hwell:
     
    oli_ramsay, Mar 11, 2020
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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, Mar 11, 2020
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  4. Jekyll99 Win User

    Windows 10 Administrator can't delete unwanted folder on USB

    Problem with unwanted folder deletion

    I have a rather large HDD with multiple directories and sub-directories. I've recently discovered that each of these directories contains an unwanted .metadata folder, which itself contains a number of unwanted files. I'd like to delete all these .metadata folders and their contents (all identical) in one fell swoop, rather than have to laboriously wade through maybe 300 separate directories to delete them individually.

    Suggestions?
     
    Jekyll99, Mar 11, 2020
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