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Windows 7: Undeletable file problem


15 Dec 2009   #1
symbianas

Windows 7 x86 or x64?
 
 
Undeletable file problem

Hi, I need help to delete file
When I try to delete file I get error: "Could not find this item", if I try to rename it I get the same error.
Files size is 0b, but I dont like it on my desktop so any ideas how to delete it?


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15 Dec 2009   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Symbianas,

Sometimes just restarting the computer will remove a ghost file like this.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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15 Dec 2009   #3
symbianas

Windows 7 x86 or x64?
 
 

No, restarting doesnt help
I think it is more complicated then that... I noticed that files name has space at the end, I think this might be the problem, no? because I cant even create file with the space at the end... I dont know how that file got space at the end of its name.
Any other ideas?
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15 Dec 2009   #4
tbernstein

 
 

Have you tried going to the c:\users\..\desktop folder and deleting it from there?
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15 Dec 2009   #5
symbianas

Windows 7 x86 or x64?
 
 

Yes I tried it, but I get the same error. I even tried to delete from cmd, but get error "Could not find". If I try to set attribute "Hidden" I get error: "An error occured applying attributes to the file:" "The system cannot find the file specified.".
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15 Dec 2009   #6
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Try another step not sure whether it would work

1, Start and type cmd and right click and Run as admin
2, Then type cd\
3, Then cd Users\<User name>\Desktop
4, Then del file name with extension

See whether that works
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15 Dec 2009   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Symbianas,

If you have the 32-bit Windows 7 installed, then using Unlocker on it may allow you to be able to delete it afterwards.
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15 Dec 2009   #8
symbianas

Windows 7 x86 or x64?
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shyamsasinran View Post
Try another step not sure whether it would work

1, Start and type cmd and right click and Run as admin
2, Then type cd\
3, Then cd Users\<User name>\Desktop
4, Then del file name with extension

See whether that works
I just told you that I have tried it:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by symbianas View Post
<...> I even tried to delete from cmd, but get error "Could not find". <...>
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15 Dec 2009   #9
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

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15 Dec 2009   #10
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by symbianas View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shyamsasinran View Post
Try another step not sure whether it would work

1, Start and type cmd and right click and Run as admin
2, Then type cd\
3, Then cd Users\<User name>\Desktop
4, Then del file name with extension

See whether that works
I just told you that I have tried it:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by symbianas View Post
<...> I even tried to delete from cmd, but get error "Could not find". <...>
He may have posted this at the same time that you were posting this message since the time that they were posted were so close, so no need to get upset about it.
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