Unable to delete folder, see pic

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  1. Posts : 39,996
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #11

    When the folder(s) are clicked are there files within the folder or are they empty?
    What happens with folder deletion after deleting all files within the folders?
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  2. Posts : 11,659
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1776
       #12

    zbook said:
    When the folder(s) are clicked are there files within the folder or are they empty?
    What happens with folder deletion after deleting all files within the folders?
    The OP has already reported that the folders do not exist but are just phantom Library entries. {see to the right of the last posted diagram, easy to miss}
    - they were checked by going to C:\Users\%UserName%\Pictures

    Denis
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  3. Posts : 891
    W10-2009 19042.1348
       #13

    m3110w said:
    Here's the image of what I see. Nothing I can delete. Any way to fix this?
    Have you rt-clicked on the Pictures folder and selected 'properties' (sorry, I forgot the select bit last time)? When you do, you will see a little 'box' with a list of the folders 'in' the library. Two of them should be your broken ones. Remove them from the library using the 'remove' button, like so:
    before: Unable to delete folder, see pic-library.png after:Unable to delete folder, see pic-library2.png

    You could wonder where the offending folders have gone, but that's another issue!
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  4. Posts : 39,996
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #14

    See if you can find the folder using administrative command prompt or safe mode with command prompt.

    How To Delete a Folder Using Command Prompt of Windows
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  5. Posts : 7,484
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #15

    Years ago, when I had the same problem as the OP does, the only solution was to use Linux. The folders, created by POP Peeper, could not be deleted, hidden, and renamed. However, their parent folder could be hidden and renamed but not deleted.
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  6. Posts : 81
    Win 10 Home Latest Version
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       #16

    Try3 said:
    I now suggest that you start a new thread called something like Non-existent folders shown in Library - how to delete the false entry. This would be a good course of action because you have now identified that you are not dealing with difficult-to-delete folders but with false Library entries. --Denis
    Ahhh... Excellent. Now I understand the situation better and will proceed with your recommendation soon. Thx!

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    @mngrhold ''Have you rt-clicked on the Pictures folder and selected 'properties' (sorry, I forgot the select bit last time)? When you do, you will see a little 'box' with a list of the folders 'in' the library. Two of them should be your broken ones. Remove them from the library using the 'remove' button, like so:''

    Hey! It worked! So simple! Brilliant. Issue resolved and many thanks.
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  7. Posts : 891
    W10-2009 19042.1348
       #17

    m3110w said:
    Hey! It worked! So simple! Brilliant. Issue resolved and many thanks.
    You're welcome!
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