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Error 0x80070091: The directory is not empty.

  1. #11

    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1

    @David, Thank you. I tried installing it but it not a freeware and I am not confident to purchase it ($30) cos I am not sure if it would solve it.

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  2. #12

    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    Returning your computer to factory settings would fix it.

    Thanks in advance for the rep.
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  3. #13

    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1

    Thank you David but I recently refreshed and also updated to 8.1 I am tired of updating all apps and software

    I wish there is another solution.
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  4. #14

    Posts : 1
    Win7 x64

    chkdsk /f

    hi venkatmaddila,

    this is probably a bit too late, but have you tried running:

    chkdsk /f ?:

    where ? is the drive in question, from cmd.exe run as administrator?

    I had a similarly corrupt folder I had trouble getting rid of, and this solved my (Win7) problem.

    ciao ... erik
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  5. #15

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1

    Ok, so I'm not sure whether this will help you but it somehow worked for me - and I didn't down load any new apps or programs and I didn't up date my system. I even didn't have to change my settings.

    I kept getting the error message when I tried to delete the folder. When I opened the folder I couldn't see any files etc.; the folders were empty. Does this sound like your problem?

    I renamed the folders thinking this may work but I still couldn't delete them. I didn't want this folder sitting in my Libraries so I took my mouse, clicked on the folder and dragged it on to the desktop. I then went back into the offending folder and suddenly it was full of the stuff that was stopping me from deleting it.

    Not sure how that happened but ................ I then went through the folder, shortening the docs and images names. It was the size of name that was stopping the delete process. I then closed the folder and pressed delete and Whoa, it deleted.

    Hopefully this will work for you
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