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Tried cmd to delete empty desktop folder, no luck. Downloaded a program to do it, no luck. Cannot get rid of folder with 0 bytes in it. Any ideas would be grateful to get it done. Searched internet to help but nothing worked.

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@Intoxcy8me

Thank you for posting on HP Support Community.

 
Don't worry as I'll be glad to help,  

  • Please ensure that you are logged in as the administrator.
  • I suggest you to click and select a particular folder you want to delete and then press the Shift+Del keys on the keyboard.

Another option to delete the folders is by doing the following:

  • Open and elevated command prompt and:
  • Use the del command to delete undeletable files: del “Path of File”
  • Use the RMDIR or RD command to delete undeletable folders: rd /s /q “Path of Folder”
  • /S : Delete all files and subfolders in addition to the folder itself. Use this to remove an entire folder tree.
  • /Q : Quiet – do not display Y/N confirmation

Hope this helps! Keep me posted for further assistance.
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