Hello everyone. I am having difficulties deleting some folders on my Drobo 5N.
I copied data from several of my fathers Mac computers and external drives for sorting and clearing after he passed away. I have completed that task and moved all worthwhile data where it needs to be. I then tried to delete the folder that housed all the different folders I had copied from the different computers. I got a couple of errors about filenames that were too long. All the files were deleted but there are still 7,382 folders that won’t delete. Computers and Drobo have been rebooted multiple times
I have tried deleting them from Windows 7 and 10 Explorer - nothing happens
Tried deleting them from a Mac computer - told folders cannot be deleted because they are in use.
Tried rd from a DOS prompt and was told the directory wasn’t empy (even went to the bottom level with no subfolders and still got this.
Have tried robocopy from a DOS prompt to fill it with an empty target directory and got an error.
Have tried taking ownership through the Properties menu, and am told I don’t have the Restore priviledge to set myself (admin) as the owner. The current owner is root (Unix User/root).
I’ve read numerous threads on this forum about users connecting directly to the Drobo via USB and running chkdsk, but my Drobo is a 5N and doesn’t have a USB connection only a network.
Would greatly appreciate any suggestions and I will be happy to provide any other details not listed here that would help.