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Windows 7: Unable to Delete 0 byte Folder

12 Jan 2012   #1

windows 7 home premium x64
Unable to Delete 0 byte Folder

I have a folder that is 0 byte size. When trying to delete it I am told 'Could not find this item' and the delete is unsuccessful. Have tried a programme called 'Eraser' but this did not work either.

Advice would be appreciated.

Asus G53S, Windows 7 Home Premium x64 16Gb RAM 1Tb HDD

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12 Jan 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

It may be a system folder and zero bytes does not neccessarily mean it is empty or used for something.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 10 Pro X64

What is the full path of the folder? C:\xxxx\xxxx\xxxx .... etc
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12 Jan 2012   #4

windows 7 home premium x64
Path of Folder

The 'Item not Found' Popup states the folder is no longer located in 'D:\Downloads\Torrents\Completed' where it actually is. This folder was originally created by me.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 10 Pro X64

Open a Command Prompt.
Enter d:
Enter cd D:\Downloads\Torrents
Enter dir
Does the Torrrents directory show up? If so, enter cd torrents, see if you can actually change into that directory.

If yes, enter cd .. (that's cd dotdot) then rmdir torrents /s

See what that does for you.
>rmdir /?
Removes (deletes) a directory.

RMDIR [/S] [/Q] [drive:]path
RD [/S] [/Q] [drive:]path

/S Removes all directories and files in the specified directory
in addition to the directory itself. Used to remove a directory

/Q Quiet mode, do not ask if ok to remove a directory tree with /S
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jan 2012   #6

windows 7 home premium x64
Re: Unable to delete 0 byte folder

Problem solved.

Many thanks Ztruker for your help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jan 2012   #7

Windows 10 Pro X64

You're welcome. Take care.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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