“Can not delete/Access denied” or “Can not delete folder: The directory is not empty” is one of the most common errors in Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. This error occurs during the process you try. delete a folder on the system.
To fix the error “Can not delete/Access denied” or “Can not delete folder: the directory is not empty” you can not use CHKDSK without installation, use any software, third program.
To correct “Can not delete folder: The directory is not empty”, follow the steps below:
Press the Windows+R key combination to open the Run command prompt, then type CHKDSK/F into the Run command prompt and press Enter.
In the above statement, replace F with the drive letter that contains the folder you want to delete.
For example, if the directory you want to delete is in drive E, you use the command: CHKDSK/E.
Now on the screen you will see the message:
“Chkdsk can not run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked next time the system restarts? (Y/N)”.
Your task is to enter Y and press Enter to agree.
After pressing Enter, the Run command window will automatically close.
Restart your computer to start the scanning process.
Once the scan is finished, proceed to open the drive and try deleting the folder you want to delete before but the error.
Removing the directory and not displaying any error messages means that CHKDSK has fixed the error “can not remove directory not empty”.