The tag present in the reparse point buffer is invalid

So today I was working on Onedrive and a large Sharepoint document library. It would not sync some files and resetting the Onedrive client would still not allow me to delete some folders.

Something is screwed up.

The Error shown is “The tag present in the reparse point buffer is invalid”

I tried my FastCopy tool, which rarely lets me down, but unfortunately it still didn’t work.

So instead I installed the Windows Subsystem for Linux and using Ubuntu you can access the Windows Folders by going to /mnt/c/

From here, I had the folder which I renamed to “deleteme”.

So the command is rm -R deleteme

Unbelievably, this didnt work for all files (but did for some). So my next move was a chkdsk /f /r command (which requires a reboot). This last move allowed me to delete everything.

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