A very common error that Windows users encounter when trying to delete a folder from their PC is that an unexpected error prevents them from deleting a file, or an unexpected error stops them from copying a file when they try to copy the file. In normal situations, this error is followed by another error code. However, in most cases this code will be 0x800710FE, and it can also indicate that your hard drive is currently in use. This is a simple error that can be easily fixed in a short amount of time.
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What are the causes of error 0x800710FE in Windows?
There are several reasons why you cannot delete a file on your computer. Some of the most common ones are listed below:
This error can occur due to incomplete installation or incomplete uninstallation of a file or software.
Improper application or hardware removal can also cause this problem.
Recovering your computer from a virus can also cause this problem.
Disable offline files
Here is the fastest way to fix error code 0x800710fe when trying to delete a file:
- Click the Windows logo, type control panel and click it.
- Type Sync Center in the search box, press Enter and click on it.
- Now click Manage Offline Files in the left pane.
- In the Offline Files window, click Disable Offline Files.
- Select Yes when prompted in the User Account Management pane.
The 0x800710fe error should now be resolved. If it appears again, repeat the above steps.
Use the CheckDisk utility
Frequently running the “Check Disk” command will fix various corrupted secondary files. You can use this method to solve this problem. Here are the video instructions:
And here are the steps:
- Click the Windows logo and type cmd
- In the left pane, select Run as administrator.
- Select Yes when the User Account Control dialog box appears.
- Type chkdsk C: / f and press Enter.
- Reboot the system.
Formatting the CSC database using the registry editor
These steps will help you when you cannot delete files and get error 0x800710fe.
- Log in to Windows as an administrator, go to the Windows search bar, type “regedit” and run the registry editor.
- In the left pane of the registry editor window, go to the next section and create a new value by right-clicking on the right layer, choosing “Create”> “DWORD Value” and assigning the name FormatDatabase.
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionNetcache or
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Services \ CSC \ Parameters
- Now paste the value data, e.g. 1, into the “Value” field and make sure that the hexadecimal number is chosen as the basis.
- Restart your computer. Now you can delete your files successfully and without errors.
Deactivating the sync center via CMD
If you use a Windows PC to remotely transfer files and folders, they may be locked. In this case, you will see a Windows error 0x800710FE. If this is the case, you can easily set it up by disabling the Sync Center using the CMD method.
Open CMD as administrator. Execute the following commands one by one.
for %G in (“CSC”,”CscService”) do sc config “%~G” start= disabled
takeown /f “%windir%\CSC” /a /r
icacls “%windir%\CSC” /grant:r *S-1-5-32-544:F /t /c /q
icacls “%windir%\CSC” /grant:r *S-1-5-18:F /t /c /q
for /d %G in (“%windir%\CSC\v2.0.6\namespace*”) do rd /s /q “%~G”
schtasks /change /tn “\Microsoft\Windows\Offline Files\Background Synchronization” /disable
schtasks /change /tn “\Microsoft\Windows\Offline Files\Logon Synchronization” /disable
After that the error message is no longer displayed.
It can be very frustrating trying to delete a file and it keeps popping up with an error. Fixing the Windows error code 0x800710FE is a simple process. Hopefully, you have understood the methods described above to solve this problem and successfully delete the file. If you have problems using any of the above methods, be sure to leave a comment below. We are always ready to help!