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How to Delete Any Undeletable Files and Folders from Your Windows Computer

Undeletable Files and Folders

Many times you face that we cannot delete or remove some files and folders from your windows computer. When you are going to delete that type of file and folders from your windows computer then often we get the different type of error message that is listed below

“The action can’t be completed because the folder or a file in it is open in another program; close the folder or file and try again”

“This is no longer located in c:\user\xyz\dasktop. Verify the item’s location and try again”

“You require permission from S-1-5-21-1547161641-1957994488-725345543-1003 to make changes to this folder”

“You need permission to perform this action”

This type of different error message you will get during deleting some files and folders. These files and folders are called undeletable files and folders.

So you can easily delete this type of undeletable files and folders easily. Because in this tutorial I will share the simplest process for any windows operating system users, by which you can delete or remove easily without waste of time.

Why Can Not Delete This Type of Files and Folders

There are a lot of issue for that you cannot delete this type of files and folders from your computer.

Most of some issues are listed below.

  • The file or folder is open
  • The file or folder is locked by the system
  • The element of the file or folder is open in another program
  • The file is protected by the system due to security

In addition, many other issues are there which causes this problem on your computer.

The solution of Delete Any Undeletable Files and Folders

In this tutorial, I am going to teach you “How to Delete Any Undeletable Files and Folders from Your Windows ComputerWhen you will get this type of issues on your windows computer then you can easily fix this type of issues from your windows computer. Here I am going to guide you with a simplest and easiest process by which you can easily fix this type of error. This tutorial is applicable for all windows operating system users. And I am not responsible for any type of damage to your computer. You can do it at your own risk.

How to Delete Any Undeletable Files and Folders

By the following tutorial, you can fix this type of issue on your windows computer. So let start the tutorial and you must follow it carefully.

Tutorial-1

Follow the below steps carefully.

  • 1) Go to Search Box on Your Computer

Every windows operating system has a search box located in different place, so you search and find out the search box on your computer and go to this search box.

  • 2) Type “cmd” in the search box

After getting the search box on your computer, inside search box type “cmd”

  • 3) Go to CMD Script

After typing cmd inside search box then you will get the script name as “command prompt”, select it and press the enter key to go to cmd script.

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  • 4) Type the command [ cd /d]

Inside the cmd script type given command with single space like [cd(space) /d(space)]. For example, see the below screenshot and after that don’t press the enter key, follow the next step. (Press the enter key after completing the step no 4 and 5)

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  • 5) Type the targeted File or Folder directory Address

After typing the above command, now you need to type the targeted File or Folder directory Address.

For typing the targeted File or Folder directory Address follow the below steps.

(i)Right Click on Targeted File or Folder

Go to the Targeted File or Folder and right click on that file or folder.

(ii)Go to properties option

After the right click, a popup options list will come, see the option list and find the properties option, now click on that properties option to go to properties option.

(iii)Copy the location address

After clicking on the properties option, the properties option of that file or folder will come as a pop-up window. Now see in this popup window, here you will get location address [as a demo C:\Users\NUR BAHAR LASKAR\Desktop], Copy that location address.

(iv)Paste the location address on CMD script

Now paste that copied location address inside the cmd script or you can type that location address inside the cmd script. (See the screenshot)How-to-Delete-Any-Undeletable-Files-and-Folders-from-Your-Windows-Computer-3

  • 6) Press Enter key to go to targeted File or Folder directory

After completing the step no. 4 and 5, now press the enter key to go to the targeted File or Folder directory inside the cmd script.(see the screenshot)

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  • 7)Type the Command [dir /x ] to find all the File or Folder list inside the targeted File or Folder directory

After going into the targeted file directory, now type the given command with the single space as [dir (space)/x (space)]. For example see the screenshot.

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  • 8) Press Enter Key

After typing the given command press the enter key, then all the file or folder name list inside the targeted file or folder directory will come. See the screenshot it will come like this

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  • 9) Choose the targeted File or Folder name

Now you find out the targeted file or folder name from the list. In the list, you will get the entire file or folder name as two type in two Colum one is short or address name and another is described or full name, then you will be confused which one you will choose, So you must choose the short or address name.

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To easily understand follow the example see the screenshot, the screenshot is edited as Colum-1 and Colum-2. In the Colum-2, you will get the full name of your targeted file or folder and in the Colum-1, you will get the short or address name so you must choose the targeted file name as Colum-1 by the help of Colum-2.

  • 10) Type the Command [rmdir /q /s  ] and  Searched file or folder name

After choosing targeted file or folder name, now to remove or delete the chosen file or folder type the given command with single space as [rmdir(space)/q(space)/s (space) ] and the chosen targeted file or folder name. You must type same as in the below screenshot

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  • 11) Press Enter key

Now press the enter key and see your targeted file or folder removed.

I hope this tutorial will work fine. If any types of query please comment me below the comment box and I will try my best.

Thank you, from NUR BAHAR LASKAR

 

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NUR BAHAR LASKAR is the owner of fixingexpert.com and writer on various technology solution like mobile and computer etc. He is a B.Tech in Computer Science and engineering student.

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