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How can I delete a duplicate folder on my Western Digital Passport USB drive?

I am running Windows 7 Professional Operating System on my computer.

I have 2 folders (named "LIT") on my F: drive (2TB USB Western Digital Passport) with the same name, which I did not think was possible.

I successfully renamed the 1st folder to LIT SAVE.  

There is a problem with the 2nd folder named "LIT":  Using Windows Explorer, I try to delete the folder (or rename the folder), and get this error:

Could not find this item.
This is no longer located in F:\.  Verify the item's location and try again.

What can I do to solve this problem?

Thanks for your help!
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Panagiotis ToumpaniarisSystem EngineerCommented:
I would use chkdsk to correct any mistakes on the drive.

I would also try "dir /X" which will display the old 8.3 names, and you can see if there are two LIT~ names there and use it to delete one.
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eemmpphAuthor Commented:
Using dir /X, there are two folders:

LIT~1 , which is the folder I want to delete.  
LIT~SA~1, which contains all my data is the folder I want to save.

At a command prompt, I typed
RD /S /Q F:\LIT~1

The folder was deleted successfully.

Thanks for your help!
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eemmpphAuthor Commented:
Using the dir /x worked best for me, so that I was able to see the 8.3 folder name and  was able to delete the duplicate folder name successfully.  

Thanks for your help!
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Panagiotis ToumpaniarisSystem EngineerCommented:
You're welcome!
I'm glad it helped.
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