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Windows 7: Files are not dissapper from desktop

13 Feb 2012   #1
omereilon

Windows 7 Ultimate 64BIT
 
 
Files are not dissapper from desktop

why if i delete a file from desktop the file move to recycle bin but the file still on the desktop! but if i try to delete it again i get an error "the file already deleted"
how to solve that problem? please help me.


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13 Feb 2012   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Welcome
Try to delete using this method
Folder - Delete from Command Prompt
and more
http://winhlp.com/node/39

If that does not work, try this software
http://www.filehippo.com/download_unlocker/
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13 Feb 2012   #3
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

After you delete the file, right click the desktop and select refresh and it should clear. I noticed the same thing in normal folders also. Just a quirk in Windows 7 not refreshing your view.

Jim
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13 Feb 2012   #4
omereilon

Windows 7 Ultimate 64BIT
 
 

hey thanks for the help!
i did restart and it fixed! but its happens often...
and this problem will be back
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13 Feb 2012   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

This trick comes with a warning. It involves registry so make a system restore point, first. Registry changes can cause problems.

This should work
Click on Start at the lower left
Type the word regedit in the search box and hit enter
Right click HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT and click Find
Type dontrefresh in the search box and then hit enter
You will see DontRefresh, right click it to change the settings, set it to 0
Boot your computer. It should be set properly.
Be sure to make a system restore point first, to restore registry if necessary.

I have suggested this to other posters and got the response that they cannot get through the process, not true, works for me.

Try in an elevated command prompt if necessary
Elevated Command Prompt
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14 Feb 2012   #6
omereilon

Windows 7 Ultimate 64BIT
 
 

ok thank you very much
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22 Feb 2012   #7
omereilon

Windows 7 Ultimate 64BIT
 
 

this problem happen again! how to fix it for lifetime?
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22 Feb 2012   #8
omereilon

Windows 7 Ultimate 64BIT
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
This trick comes with a warning. It involves registry so make a system restore point, first. Registry changes can cause problems.

This should work
Click on Start at the lower left
Type the word regedit in the search box and hit enter
Right click HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT and click Find
Type dontrefresh in the search box and then hit enter
You will see DontRefresh, right click it to change the settings, set it to 0
Boot your computer. It should be set properly.
Be sure to make a system restore point first, to restore registry if necessary.

I have suggested this to other posters and got the response that they cannot get through the process, not true, works for me.

Try in an elevated command prompt if necessary
Elevated Command Prompt
i dont find "dontrefresh" in registry
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22 Feb 2012   #9
Qdos

 

That registry entry, to me, seems to represent functionality within Internet Explorer. Historically speaking, Microsoft have always in the past linked IE into the Windows explorer shell. Therefore it may work, however there's an easier and safer solution.

Go to Tools/Folder Options/General Tab, and at the bottom, in the 'Navigation Pane', make sure 'Show all folders' and 'Automatically expand to current folder' are checked.

That worked a treat for me
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