Unable to delete Folder in File Station 5

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Unable to delete Folder in File Station 5

Post by edwhitney » Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:24 am

I created a folder that I now want to delete but am unable to do so. It appears in QNAP File Station 5 (and Windows 10 Explorer) as a folder but does not appear as a shared folder. I am unable to delete it or edit its properties to do so. Suggestions are welcome. Thank you.

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Re: Unable to delete Folder in File Station 5

Post by dolbyman » Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:48 am

so is it a share or a folder (below a share) ?

a screenshot might help

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Re: Unable to delete Folder in File Station 5

Post by edwhitney » Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:52 am

Folder.

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Re: Unable to delete Folder in File Station 5

Post by dolbyman » Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:00 am

So what happens when you try to delete the folder (whatever method you try)

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Re: Unable to delete Folder in File Station 5

Post by David Morrow » Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:50 am

Us amateurs would call it a Shared Folder.

If it is, go to Control Panel, Shared Folder, check the box next to the shared folder, and click "Remove"

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Re: Unable to delete Folder in File Station 5

Post by dolbyman » Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:36 am

Op said "folder" when I asked.. so why would you think it's a share then ?

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Re: Unable to delete Folder in File Station 5

Post by David Morrow » Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:43 am

Because the only time that I had the same problem was when I tried to removed a folder with Windows Explorer forgetting that it was shared folder.



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Re: Unable to delete Folder in File Station 5

Post by herbie28 » Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:14 am

I am having the same problem.
Using Admin login, I created a shared folder under my RAID volume root (ie on same level as HOME etc. File Station 5 should allow me to right click on the folder then hit delete.
No offering to DELETE is available.

If I create a folder under a USER it works this way.
What am I failing to understand?

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Re: Unable to delete Folder in File Station 5

Post by dolbyman » Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:25 pm

what happens with given users if interacted via smb?

file station should be used only occasionally...it's just not how you interact with a nas

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Re: Unable to delete Folder in File Station 5

Post by jeffdaniel » Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:13 pm

The File Station app sends the files to Recycling Bin folder, where they get deleted 180 days later (by default). You can configure this behavior in the control panel. Or actually delete them all right away. From the Control Panel.

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Re: Unable to delete Folder in File Station 5

Post by dolbyman » Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:17 pm

OP was complaining about the inability to delete folders..nothing to do with the recycle bin

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