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Windows 7: A Hard to Delete Folder

12 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
A Hard to Delete Folder

Alright, so I have a bothersome, empty folder on my desktop that doesn't seem to be deleting normally, and when I attempt to delete it, or change its name, it comes up with the message "Could not find this item. This is no longer located in C:\Users\username\Desktop. Verify the item's location and try again." I've searched around the internet for answers, but nothing seems to work.
Also, I've discovered something odd about this folder. I'm not sure if it happens to all "Item not found" folders, but whenever I place anything in this folder, it creates another with the same name, and when either are opened, they are both empty. Only when I delete one of them, does the other show its contents. All help and suggestions are appreciated.

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12 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64

It seems you have a Junction point on your desktop.
These junction point are virtual folders. They really don't exist.
Not sure how one got on your desktop.
If you search for the name/s of the file/s you placed in this folder you will find it in some other folder. That other folder is what that junction point is pointing to.

The only time I have seen this happen is when someone takes ownership of the ROOT of the C drive and changes security permissions on the ROOT of the OS drive and all child objects. People do this, including me on my first install of Win 7, to gain access to what looks like folders (really junction points) because we don't like being locked out of accessing any folder or file on OUR PCs.

I learnt very quickly and had to do a CLEAN reinstall of the OS.
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