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IE can not delete folder ?


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#1 sportman12

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Posted 04 November 2015 - 02:13 PM

I am not as computer literate as you guys, and am wondering if you can provide me with a step by step instruction on how to fix this problem I can not delete a folder from IE Bookmarks I have tryed unlocker it says not locked but it will not delete from anywhere what is the fix ?



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Posted 04 November 2015 - 02:28 PM

Are you meaning a folder within the Internet Explorer's Favorites folder?  Are you wanting to get rid of URLs files within that folder?


Edited by RolandJS, 04 November 2015 - 02:30 PM.

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Posted 04 November 2015 - 02:33 PM


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a folder within the Internet Explorer's Favorites folder yes get back to me please



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Posted 04 November 2015 - 02:40 PM

c:\users\[account name]\Favorites folder, correct?  Maybe a folder within Favorites cannot be deleted while IE is active?

I have Windows 7 Pro, so I'm trying to remember if your Favorites is in another place.

Regardless, you should be able to delete folders and files under your account jurisdiction.


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Posted 04 November 2015 - 02:46 PM

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c:\users\[account name]\Favorites folder, it will not delete their can not delete  get back to me please



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Posted 04 November 2015 - 03:03 PM

If you're trying to delete the entire Favorites folder that probably won't delete.  If you're selecting individual folders or files (links) contained within the Favorites folder, and you're an administrator, and it's your account they should delete.

 

You can also manage this from within IE itself rather than via File Explorer, and that might be easier to do.  I don't use IE or Edge regularly, but have used IE enough in the past to know that it allows you to add and delete from your Favorites at will (at least it does from within IE itself).

 

Also, if you had to tweak permissions and have not rebooted since doing so, that's the first thing I'd do.  I've seen files that "can't be deleted" become mysteriously able to be deleted after system reboot.  I attribute that to a lock not being cleared somewhere that ends up being cleared upon reboot.


Edited by britechguy, 04 November 2015 - 03:05 PM.

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Posted 04 November 2015 - 03:14 PM

britechguy it is from my bookmarks a folder in  IE I can not delete it says this no longer located in c favorits verive item when I went to c:\users\[account name]\Favorites folder  what is the fix get back to me please

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Posted 04 November 2015 - 04:59 PM

Sportman,

 

         Your constant pronouncements about what your problem is, without any further information or detailed information as time goes on and people make suggestions, don't make me particularly inclined to "get back to you."

 

          You're demanding help without giving any real specifics, e.g., screen shots, exact error messages, or the like.  That really limits the kind of help that anyone can possibly offer you.


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Posted 04 November 2015 - 05:07 PM

 britechguy  from my bookmarks in IE their are folders I can not delete here are screenshots of when I try to delete it will not delete the folders get back to me please

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Posted 04 November 2015 - 05:53 PM

Does the same thing occur if you try to delete the subfolder, TV & Entertainment, first?

 

The "no longer in that location" message generally indicates that the item has been deleted but Windows is having an issue dealing with the file system.

 

You might consider running an sfc /scannow at boot then trying again.  Something's definitely "off" that appears to go beyond a possible refresh issue if you have been getting this error continuously after having rebooted between attempts.


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Posted 04 November 2015 - 06:05 PM


britechguy I deleted everythng in TV & Entertainment,folder can not delete the folder




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