Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: file won't go to recycle from desktop & error msg says it's not there?

12 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7
file won't go to recycle from desktop & error msg says it's not there?

Somehow a bunch of folders and files appeared on my desktop yesterday and I have no idea how they got there. Anyway...... all the folders are zips and all show the lock icon (the separate files look normal), although I can open them and the documents inside. I couldn't remove the locks but it seems OK as is.

But............. on of the folders is a .QBW file (type "nd") from Quickbooks and I know it's duplicated in another folder. When I try to send it to Recycle it will not go and when I try a right-click delete I get an error message saying it's not where it appears to be (on the desktop). I'm not all that tech savvy but it seems like this file will be on my desktop forever if I can't figure this out.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Sep 2010   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install

This has helped many. If this not work the meerkat has a pocket full of solutions
Folder - Delete from Command Prompt
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7

Sorry. What's stuck on my desktop is a file, not a folder. I was typing too fast and used the wrong word. It's a QuickBooks file and the extensions are QBW.nd.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

13 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

My System SpecsSystem Spec

 file won't go to recycle from desktop & error msg says it's not there?

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Recycle Bin disappeared off desktop
Hello, I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit and today or maybe yesterday the Recycle Bin Icon on the Desktop disappeared. Went into Personalize/Change Desktop Icons and the Recycle Bin is checked. I unchecked and rebooted and then checked it and rebooted with no change in the results. I tried...
General Discussion
Can't see the contents in Desktop Recycle Bin
Hi all. New here. Hope someone can help. There appears to be something wrong with my recycle bin. When I delete something, I'm asked, as usual, if I wish to move it to the recycle bin. The icon, on the desktop changes to "full". But if I open the recycle bin, there is NO content at all showing...
General Discussion
Desktop Icons: recycle bin
I'm sure this has been answered before somewhere but I just don't know where it would be. I have successfully made a copy of the recycle bin and pinned it to the task bar. Yeah. Now; how do I remove the original recycle bin from the desktop. I've done some goggling and I'm unable to find some...
General Discussion
Cannot restore recycle bin to desktop.
Greetings every1. I was browsing around and found a tutorial to add a fully functional recycle bin to the taskbar. I got it to work perfectly so i deleted the one off my desktop. A few days ago i accidentally deleted it from the taskbar and got stuck. I figured i would just restore it to the...
Backup and Restore
Invisible Recycle Bin on Desktop
I searched but didn't see anyone else asking this question, so here I go. I like a clean desktop, but like being able to drag and drop desktop files in the trash when I'm done with them. In Vista I made my Recycle Bin icon invisible by using a shortcut to the Recycle Bin and then using a...
move recycle bin to taskbar and off desktop?
hi, tried to move recycle bin icon to taskbar but it will not show there. keeps saying its pinned to windows explorer. we want to have a clean desktop. perhaps we are missing something here? Msongs
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:53.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App