Not a duplicate. I'm only adding this after trying out everything in other questions
I recently copied a folder from a friend onto my HDD, and I'm now unable to delete the folder. ( No error message shows up. I select the folder and hit delete, and nothing happens )
I tried the following:
Using the regular command line delete option ( del folder )
Using the commands given in the following thread:
Windows Unable to Delete ._. File del "\?\F:\folder"
I couldn't use FileAssassin as there are no files inside the folder.
I tried using Erase (the "erase on restart" doesn't work. When I try to erase instantly or manually, it stops and windows shows me that the program has started working.) When I tried right clicking on the folder and then clicking on erase, it asks me if I'm sure and then when I hit yes, nothing happens. I couldn't "Secure Move" it either
I tried changing the permissions of the folder - I couldn't change it. Error Message: "Failed to enumerate objects in the container. Access is denied"
Tried moving the files into my laptop and then deleting it. ( Unable to move )
The folder is empty. It's a game folder. The folder list goes as follows: gmW >> cstrike >> sound >> (this goes into the problem folder. It is because of this folder that I'm unable to delete the whole thing. When I try to open this folder, it shows error message: The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable )
I understand that formatting the HDD is an option. The problem is that it has over 800 GB of data and I can't copy the onto my laptop (storage is not sufficient) I don't have any other hard drives either.
I scanned for viruses (Kaspersky) and there are none. The size of the folder is 0 bytes.
Is there any way to get rid of this file without formattting? Also, what could be the problem here.