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Windows 7: Can't Delete Folder - Item Not Found

10 May 2012   #1

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
Can't Delete Folder - Item Not Found

I have tried searching for a solution but nothing works. I have this empty .ini file with no name in this folder I want to delete that is located on a memory card.

Everytime I try to delete I get an error saying that it could not find this item. I tried using a program that another topic on this problem said to use which was called 'Unlocker' but it didn't work.

Can someone help me?


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10 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The name of the file you want to delete is named ".ini"? Nothing before the dot (period)?

Have you opened a command prompt to view a dir listing to see how it looks from that context? Might be helpful to add the switches /a/x and post a screenshot.
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10 May 2012   #3

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Here is a screenshot:


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10 May 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Danielzxzx View Post
I have tried searching for a solution but nothing works. I have this empty .ini file with no name in this folder I want to delete that is located on a memory card.

Everytime I try to delete I get an error saying that it could not find this item. I tried using a program that another topic on this problem said to use which was called 'Unlocker' but it didn't work.

Can someone help me?
Have you tried deleting the file in Safe Mode? Also, try taking ownership of the folder: Take Ownership of file - Vista Forums
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10 May 2012   #5

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I tried safe mode and taking ownership but it still won't let me delete the file.
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10 May 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Can you do what I asked in post #2?
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10 May 2012   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Danielzxzx View Post
I tried safe mode and taking ownership but it still won't let me delete the file.
The instructions in the following link have never failed me;

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/79699-undeletable-file-delete.html

Good luck and HTH
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10 May 2012   #8

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

if you have mbam installed you could try file assassin to remove it.
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10 May 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

If the name is actually "" (blank) - are you showing or hiding extensions in that listing? - it might be an "illegal" file name, as are names with certain characters (":" is one). If the other, much easier methods don't work, you should be able to delete it by booting from a linux "live" CD and deleting it from there.
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25 Nov 2013   #10

Kentucky
 
 

Failed solutions:
1. Right-click delete (item not found)
2. Right-click rename (item not found)
3. Command line DEL & RD (item not found)
4. Take ownership (No security options available)
5. Map folder as network drive
a. Command line DEL & RD (item not found)
b. Right-click rename (item not found)
6. Task Manager > kill explorer, retry above steps (item not found)
7. Software solutions (item not found):
a. ICALC
b. Unlocker
c. Remove Empty Directories

Successful solution:
1. Download 7zip
2. Browse to folder
3. Right-click rename (successful)
4. Close 7zip
5. Browse to folder > right-click delete

Microsoft file system loves to show itís ass sometimes, doesnít it?
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