The Windows Error 0x8007112A appears when you are attempting to delete or move a folder. The error message reads “An unexpected error is keeping you from deleting the folder. If you continue to receive this error, you can use the error code to search for help with this problem.” The error can occur on all versions of Windows and occurs due to permission problems with the folder.
Possible Causes of Error 0x8007112A When Deleting Folder
The primary culprit of the error is a related to folder permissions, which can be fixed by running the File & Folder Troubleshooter. Other possible causes include a recent update. You could simply revert the update to fix the error in such a scenario. If the problem occurs due to corruption of files, you can try and fix it by running the SFC and DISM. If nothing works, then you may want to reinstall the Windows. Here are the fix you can try.
Fix 1: Download & Run File & Folder Troubleshooter
Go to the Microsoft website and download the file. Once you have downloaded the file, double-click to launch it.
- After the File and Folder Troubleshooter Window open, click on the Advanced link and select Next
- Check the problems you are encountering such as Problem with deleting files and folders and Renaming or moving files and folders, then click Next
- Allow the process to run and it will automatically fix the issue.
If you are encountering problem with OneDrive or a shared folder, there is another utility you can run. But, before that check if the above step has resolved the Error 0x8007112A. If it did, reboot the system and check if the issue is still fixed. If the problem persists, try running the Shared Folder troubleshooter. Here are the steps.
- Press Windows Key + R and type ‘ms-settings:troubleshoot’, hit Enter
- Scroll-down and locate the Shared Folders under Find and fix other problems
- Click on Shared Folders and select Run the troubleshooter
- Enter the location and click Next
Let the process complete and apply the recommended fix. Restart the system and check if the Error 0x8007112A is fixed.
Fix 2: Perform System Restore
If the error started appearing after a recent Windows update, you can restore the OS to a point when it was working fine. Use the Windows System Restore function to restore the computer to a point when the error was not occurring. If you would like the steps to perform the restore comment below.
Fix 3: Run the SFC and DISM Command in Command Prompt
If the error is caused due to corruption of file, you may try this fix. Here is the process to follow.
- Press Windows Key + R and type cmd
- Next, hit Ctrl + Shift + Enter and select Ok when prompted
- Type sfc /scannow command and hit Enter (wait for the process to complete)
- Once the process completes, restart the system.
When the computer has booted up, check if the Windows Error 0x8007112A is fixed. If not, you can now implement the DISM command.
- Open Command Prompt in Admin mode as we did earlier
- Type the command DISM /Online /Cleanip-Image /RestoreHealth and hit enter (wait for the process to complete and ensure you have a reliable internet)
Restart the system again and check if the error is fixed.
If nothing works to resolve the Windows Error 0x8007112A When Deleting or Moving Folder, you may want to perform a clean install of the OS, but take a backup before you perform the process.