Sometimes, we need to delete certain data from our computer in order to clean up some space and improve the performance of the system. But, sometimes you may have face the situation when you cannot be able to delete some undeletable files or folder on your computer while removing unwanted files from your Windows 10. Personally, I don’t like to keep the undeleted files in my computer. Hence, I have found some tricks to delete undeleted files or folder in Windows 10.
If you are a usual computer user, you may be familiar with this undeletable files and folder. These files are spyware, malware, ad wares and Trojan files. It also used the Windows program which can prevent it from revamped. If you are not familiar with the undeleted files or folder, then below are few examples of undeleted files Error message.
- “Cannot delete file: Access is denied.”
- “There has been a sharing violation.”
- “The source or destination file may be in use.”
- “The file is in use by another program or user.”
- “The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable.”
- “Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use.”
These type of files can’t be delete-able with just a single delete click, even if you would try few times. Luckily, you can do it with certain ways; here are three ways to delete undeletable files or folder in Windows 10.
How to Delete Undeletable Files or Folder in Windows 10
- How to Delete Undeletable files/folder using CMD Prompt
- How to Delete Undeletable files using FileASSASIN software
- How to Manually Delete Undeletable files/folder in Windows 10
Either you can use any third-party app or command prompt to delete undeletable files from the Windows 10 PC. Let’s start with the simple and quick process to erase undeletable files and folder from Windows 10.
How to Delete Undeletable files/folder in Windows 10 using CMD Prompt
Step #1. Click on Start button and enter Command Prompt or CMD.
Step #2. Select Command Prompt.
Step #3. Once the cmd prompt open, you need to enter the following syntax in the command prompt to delete undeleted file.
DEL /F /Q /A C.\\Users\\Your username\\The location of the file\\Name of the file you want to delete.
Step #4. Now, press Enter to delete the undeleted file or folder permanently from your Windows 10.
That’s it! From now, the undeleted files are folders are no longer on your Windows 10 computer. Alternatively, you can also try the third party software to remove the undeleted files from your computer.
How to Delete Undeletable files in Windows 10 using FileASSASIN software
FileASSASIN is one of best free tools to delete undeleted files for Windows 10. First of all, you need to download and install the FileASSASIN Software from here.
Step #1. Open the FileASSASIN software by double clicking on it.
Step #2. Once you open the program, you need to click on the browse icon with three dots to choose the file you wish to delete.
Step #3. Browse the files you want to delete and double click to select.
Step #4. Once you select the files to be deleted, check the box next to Delete files to confirm the delete files.
Step #5. Finally, you will have to hit the Execute button to delete the files permanently.
You can also use LockHunte and IObit Unlocker software on your Windows 10 PC to delete the undeleted files or folder.
How to Manually Delete Undeletable files/folder in Windows 10
You can also delete the undeletable files or folders by replacing the name of the same folder. You can easily delete some deleted files with this process.
Step #1. Open Notepad and write anything randomly.
Step #2. Next up, click on “File” and then “Save as.”
Step #3. Here, you need to save the location of the notepad to the folder where the undeletable files located. Select the files type “All Files” under “Save as type” option.
Step #4. Now, click on the undeletable file to copy the undeletable files name in the “File name” option and (“..”) add quotation marks at the starting and ending of the file or folder name.
Step #5. Hit the Save, and you will be prompt with a message “Do you want to overwrite and replace the existing files.” You need to click on “Yes” so that the undeletable files will be replaced with the notepad. Finally, you can normally delete that notepad files on your Windows 10 PC.
Hope above-said methods will help to delete the undeletable files or folder in your Windows 10 PC. If you have something trick to remove undeleted files, then share us in the comments and stay tuned for more tips and tricks.