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Windows 7: 'Cannot find this item" when trying to delete a file.

07 Sep 2015   #1
plnelson

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
'Cannot find this item" when trying to delete a file.

I'm trying to a delete a file I can see in Explorer and I'm getting "Cannot find this item"

Cannot find this item
This item is no longer located in C:\Users\Peter\Music\Amazon MP3. Verify the location and try again.

It's still there if I do a refresh, or even if I do a reboot.

There's already a thread about this at Could not find this item - when deleting files

So I went to my DOS command prompt and did the steps as described in the other thread. Basically I got the 8.3 version of the file and deleted that. But it's still there! . . .

C:\Users\Peter\Music\Amazon MP3>dir /x
Volume in drive C is Windows7_OS
Volume Serial Number is A863-F626

Directory of C:\Users\Peter\Music\Amazon MP3

09/06/2015 12:19 PM <DIR> .
09/06/2015 12:19 PM <DIR> ..
09/06/2015 12:20 PM <DIR> ORQUES~1 Orquestra Filarmónica de Moravia Olomouc, Roberto Montenegro, Horaci
o Romo,
0 File(s) 0 bytes
3 Dir(s) 285,509,218,304 bytes free

C:\Users\Peter\Music\Amazon MP3>del ORQUES~1
C:\Users\Peter\Music\Amazon MP3\ORQUES~1\*, Are you sure (Y/N)? y

C:\Users\Peter\Music\Amazon MP3>dir /x
Volume in drive C is Windows7_OS
Volume Serial Number is A863-F626

Directory of C:\Users\Peter\Music\Amazon MP3

09/06/2015 12:19 PM <DIR> .
09/06/2015 12:19 PM <DIR> ..
09/06/2015 12:20 PM <DIR> ORQUES~1 Orquestra Filarmónica de Moravia Olomouc, Roberto Montenegro, Horaci
o Romo,
0 File(s) 0 bytes


...what do I have to do to get RID of this thing?

... thanks in advance!




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08 Sep 2015   #2
Pyprohly

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan
 
 

Hi there,

Create the following batch file and drag your problematic file onto this batch file's icon.
Code:
if "%~1"=="" exit /b
del /a:-d /f \\?\%1
tskill explorer
goto 2>NUL & del %0
The script will delete the file, and itself.
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