Message is "Cannot delete folder: the directory is not empty" What directory?

The folder is empty. When I try to delete it I get this message.
 

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Last updated November 21, 2018 Views 6,288 Applies to:
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Hi,

I would suggest you to try the steps provided below and check if it helps.

 

Method 1: Let’s run the Fix it provided in the link given below which would help you to repair the Windows File and Folder Problems.

http://support.microsoft.com/mats/windows_file_and_folder_diag/

 

Method 2: If the issue persists then I would suggest you to take permission of the folder and then try to delete it.

How to take ownership of a file or a folder in Windows XP: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421

 

Method 3: You may also try to boot your system in safe mode and then try to delete the folder.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315222

 

Hope this information is helpful.

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