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Can't seem to remove hidden folder

Azra Lyndsey
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I have three folders on my X drive in Windows 8.1 that I can't seem to see with Explorer.  I know they're there because the backup software sees them.  When I use CLI to access I'm told that access is denied.  I'd like to delete those files but I'm not sure how to change the security settings so that I can do that.  I suspect that the security settings will have to be changed via the CLI, and yes - the Explorer should be showing me hidden files.
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Top Expert 2016

Commented:
would those folder happen to be
$recycle bin
$system volume information

in your folder options uncheck hide protected operating system files (recommended)
you ca now see them but you should NOT delete them

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Commented:
found.000, 001 and 002.
Top Expert 2016
Commented:
those are from chkdsk
open command prompt as administrator
rd found.000 /s/q
rd found.001 /s/q
rd found.002 /s/q

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YES!  That was the problem, I was logged in as the administrator, but I wasn't running the CLI with the extra "runas"