folder to big to delete

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I have a user with a folder in his OneDrive with almost a million files. He wants it deleted but when you attempt to delete you get error 36.. Microsoft says I can sync the folder to my desktop and delete it there. i ran a couple tests and that doesn't seem to be working. How do i do this?

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@sterbella Have you looked in to removing it via powershell? I found this technet post that looks like it might do what you need


@sterbella Something else that might work would be to connect the users OneDrive in Access and delete the files from there.


I just tested it with my OneDrive and I'm able to see my files in there.

@EvanB I ended up creating a flow that looped through the library deleting everything.