Windows 10: Windows 10 folder cannot be deleted

Discus and support Windows 10 folder cannot be deleted in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; [img] Here is a folder I have found on my Win 10 PC. I have tried to delete/uninstall but it will not go away. How can It be removed? Windows 10 PRO... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by weybrew, Oct 5, 2020.

  1. weybrew Win User

    Windows 10 folder cannot be deleted


    Windows 10 folder cannot be deleted [​IMG]


    Here is a folder I have found on my Win 10 PC. I have tried to delete/uninstall but it will not go away. How can It be removed?

    Windows 10 PRO v10.0.19041

    :)
     
    weybrew, Oct 5, 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 folder cannot be deleted :confused:

    Will I be forever stuck with these unnecessary folders? *Oh Well Windows 10 folder cannot be deleted :eek:hwell:
     
    oli_ramsay, Oct 5, 2020
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  3. Anusha Win User
    C windows installer folder - Delete?

    He can do symbolic link redirection and move the files in it to a different location. *Wink Windows 10 folder cannot be deleted ;)
    Better try it out in a virtual of first. Just a suggestion.

    Like:
    First move everything in c:\windows\installer to d:\installercache
    Then delete c:\windows\installer folder
    Then type this in command mode as admin
    mklink /d c:\windows\installer d:\installercache

    Removing those installer files is a bad idea. it might prevent you from updating or uninstalling apps.
     
    Anusha, Oct 5, 2020
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  4. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 folder cannot be deleted

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Oct 5, 2020
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