[quote]For simplicity’s sake, I’d like to work within the DreamHost provided structure (webFTP, etc.) if possible.
When I use DH’s “Visit”, I see an Index of folders. Is there a way while in that view to delete the offending folder(s)?
You can delete folders using webFTP next to Visit.
[quote]advanced environment that might let me do something damaging to my site.
Any tool can do “damage” if used improperly. You don’t need to be afraid of the “advanced environment.” Play, have fun, learn.