Can't delete folders on SSD


davesurrey

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Until recently I have been using one SSD with 2 main folders marked documents and music, to store the relevant files. (Windows and apps are on a separate NVM.)

I have now added a second SSD and moved all my document folders/files to root on the original SSD and all my music files to the other.

However on the original SSD I can’t delete the original Documents and Music folders despite them being empty, no apps pointing to them and when I click on “What’s using this file” it returns a blank.

To be precise I can delete these folders but when I restart Explorer they reappear.

Anyone any idea how I can delete them for good.
 
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windows Pro 11 23H2

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    Z790
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Okay so I restored location of Music to default (although it's not where I want to store my Music files) and then was able to delete the Music folder in the first SSD. I did the same for Documents. Hope it hasn't screwed up anything else in the process.
Thanks for the tip.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Gigabyte MOBO
    CPU
    i7-13700
    Motherboard
    Z790
    Memory
    64GB DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    RTX4600
    Hard Drives
    NVMe 2TB/SSD 2TB/HDD 4TB/HDD 8TB
    PSU
    BeQuiet 750w
    Case
    Fractal Define 7 Quiet
    Internet Speed
    300Mbps FTTH
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
Now you can set them to where you want them.

Just make sure to stay aware of your configuration, and keep an eye out for explorer loading slowly, or any other strange behavior when you link multiple drives to the system in this way.. e.g. a failing 2nd drive hosting your libraries, will cause a noticeable performance hit when opening explorer.

With that kind of configuration, you add an extra layer you have to check on before you start doing normal troubleshooting (if you start having issues)
 

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    PE
Yes everything is where I wanted it. Since the early days of window 10 I've had a c drive with apps and windows and 4 separate HDD/sdd. 12TB currently. Easier to backup amongst other things. Apart from the occasional glitch (like today) it has all worked well with no noticeable speed impediment.
But I take your point it could make troubleshooting slightly more difficult.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Gigabyte MOBO
    CPU
    i7-13700
    Motherboard
    Z790
    Memory
    64GB DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    RTX4600
    Hard Drives
    NVMe 2TB/SSD 2TB/HDD 4TB/HDD 8TB
    PSU
    BeQuiet 750w
    Case
    Fractal Define 7 Quiet
    Internet Speed
    300Mbps FTTH
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

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