I currently have a directory that won't display in windows file management. but if I try to replace it I am asked if I want to replace files of the same name.
I had trouble installing SteamVR with my existing Steam installation. Eventually I tried uninstalling Steam and SteamVR. I have a small SSD with the OS on it and a larger HDD I like to install most programs on. When I tried to reinstall Steam to the same directory on the HDD the installer said the folder needed to be empty. I couldn't manually delete the steam directory from the Program Files (x86) directory of the HHD. It was read only. I unchecked read only in the folder properties, and deleted it. Now my entire Program FIles (x86) directory is missing. I tried to create a new Program FIles (x86) directory and was told the drive already contained a folder by that name.
I tried SFC scan now and DISM to check for system image issues. They found nothing. I'm guessing I have a corrupted file system on the HDD. I'm not sure what to try next.