Unable to Delete a folder in windows 10

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  1. Posts : 7,451
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #11

    Blake0202 said:
    Is it not possible to cut and past the command
    You are supposed to copy the command and paste it onto the PowerShell window.
    Also, I cannot judge whether there should be a space at the end of the folder name from your screenshot in post #3.
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  2. Posts : 1,336
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #12

    @Blake0202

    In post #8, Matthew noticed that the period was missing after the letter "A" in your screenshot in post #7.
    --- In addition to that, the back slash before Music is also missing.

    I believe this is what you want to do next, but to make sure
    Please copy and paste Matthew's command in its entirety
    CMD /C RD /s /q "D:\Music\Born In The U.S.A."
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  3. Posts : 26
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #13

    Hi guys i cut and pasted the command into the windows powershell (Admin) to make sure i did not make a mistake and i got the same result as before windows can not find the file, but it still shows in windows explorer.
    What i did was to delete a batch of files then emptied to recycle bin so they were gone but windows still think the two folders are still there even after they have gone to the recycle bin.

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  4. Posts : 7,451
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #14

    Try the following:

    CMD /C RD /s /q "D:\Music\Born In The U.S.A.\"

    A slash has been added after the folder name.
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  5. Posts : 26
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #15

    Matthew Wai said:
    Try the following:

    CMD /C RD /s /q "D:\Music\Born In The U.S.A.\"

    A slash has been added after the folder name.
    I have tried this and its just the same windows can not find the file
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  6. Posts : 7,451
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #16

    Can you move the folder into a different location?
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  7. Posts : 26
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #17

    Matthew Wai said:
    Can you move the folder into a different location?
    No not able to move or copy

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  8. Posts : 7,451
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #18

    Can you create a new folder of the same name in the same "Music" folder?
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  9. Posts : 26
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #19

    Hi Guys thank you for all your help and advice i do appreciate you talking the time and effort to try and help me.

    I am please to say the problem is now solved i found a trial version of DelinvFile is a utility program that you can use to delete data files that you have not been able to delete using the normal Windows Delete function.

    This trial let you remove 3 folders as a trial and as i only had two it worked like a dream, so problem solved

    Thanks again
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