SOLVED Unable to delete directories, see pic.


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I’m using Windows 10 with 1903. I’m unable to delete some folders aka directories. See the pic below. I tried various command line commands but they didn’t work. Like ‘’ C colon path>rmdir /q /s foldername ‘’ didn’t work. How can I delete these two directories? The folder does not appear in the dir/x command results. Thx,

2019 10 17 unable to delete directories crpd.jpg
 
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apparently you have already deleted it an the link remains but is bad... you might go back to Pictures and do a refresh and see if it still show. reboot or refresh many times removed the bad link.
 
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Possibly you could delete the surplus folder which contains them _ “ pictures”
 

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Your images show the problem folders are within "Libraries"
Libraries are handled differently and uniquely in Windows File Explorer.
Full disclosure... I don't use them and never have. I just untick that option in the right click menu.
Likewise I've never found their proprietary tool for managing libraries particularly helpful, but if you want to try it, just select a library folder and then use the menu bar (Manage / Library Tools) and ribbon icons (Manage Library).
 
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reboot the system usually fixes the problem or at least lets you delete them again
 
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Possibly you could delete the surplus folder which contains them _ “ pictures”
Wouldn't that delete all the subfolders that have all my pics??

Also, what do you mean by ''surplus folder''?
 
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I meant this one. Do you have any pictures in that folder?
But, if you have no specific use for seeing anything under libraries, just hide them as Trouble suggests. They are ony duplicates of items elsewhere on your computer - in this case, possibly in your user - username - documents, but certainly in that area.
There is a registry hack to delete the libraries entirely. I am not in favour, as, when a new build, and even on occasions a cumulative update, the registry is replaced entirely with an update.
 
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