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Windows 7: Delete function not working

26 Oct 2010   #1
bravoelt255

Windows 7 Home Premiun 64bit
 
 
Delete function not working

Hi,

Unfortunately today I have encountered a very strange problem. Everything works fine on my laptop except the Delete function. When I try to delete a file/folder I am prompted with the usual message asking whether I am sure that I want to delete and as soon as I press the ok nothing happens. I have tried to delete files/folder in various places and the same problem exists. I have tried to do this on an external pen drive/hard drive as well and the same problem exists. I am sure that this is not a permissions issue since there was no error. The OS user that I am using is an administrator.

I would appreciate your help in this regard.

Thanks in advance,

bravoelt255


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26 Oct 2010   #2
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hi, welcome to the forums

Just out of curiosity, what heppens when you try to delete a file then press F5 to refresh the current open window?


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26 Oct 2010   #3
bravoelt255

Windows 7 Home Premiun 64bit
 
 

Hi,

Nothing happens. I even closed internet explorer and opened it again. In one instance, I deleted a file, rebooted my laptop and noticed that the file was not there anymore. So a reboot refreshed the folder.

bravoelt255
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26 Oct 2010   #4
Orbital Shark

 
 

I think the folder behavior has become unstable, try this
  1. Open Explorer and click 'Organize' then 'Folder and Search options'. Under the 'View' tab click 'Reset Folders' then OK (see attatched pic)
  2. Reboot your machine and see if the delete function has returned
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Hope it helps



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26 Oct 2010   #5
bravoelt255

Windows 7 Home Premiun 64bit
 
 

Hi,

It worked. Thanks!

Regards,

bravoelt255
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26 Oct 2010   #6
Orbital Shark

 
 

Thant's great news, enjoy the rest of the forums
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