Cannot delete file: file system error (1026)

Updated: 12/09/2018 by Computer Hope
Computer hard drive

If you receive the error "Cannot delete file: file system error (1026)," continue reading for steps on how to troubleshoot and resolve it.

Insufficient hard drive space on the computer

Verify that the hard drive has at least 100 MB of free hard drive space.

Error using "Undo Copy" or "Undo Move"

  1. From the Windows desktop, right-click on the Recycle Bin and click Properties.
  2. In Recycle Bin Properties, remove the check from "Do not move files to the Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted."
  3. Click Apply and then Ok.

The Undo Copy or Undo Move do not work with a removable media or floppy disk drive.

Difficulty copying or modifying file on a network share

Verify with the network administrator that there are no security issues or reports of high traffic at the time the error has occurred.

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