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Windows 7: folder cannot be deleted

15 Feb 2010   #1

windows 7
folder cannot be deleted

hi this ranjit,

i have a problem with windows7(but not so serious), i have a folder on my desktop which i cannot delete. whenever i want to delete that folder i get an error:

could not find this item

this is no longer located in C:\users\ranjit\desktop. verify the item's location and try again

actually folder doesn't contain anything, and folder is totally empty. but still i cannot delete the folder.

if someone can help me in this regard and oblige........


My System SpecsSystem Spec

15 Feb 2010   #2

Win7 Home Premium 64x

This thread has a resolution to this problem:

As per Arkhi posted:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arkhi View Post
We'll try using the command prompt again. Open an administrative command prompt.

*Go to the directory it is located.
[ cd /d C:\Users\<account name>\Rogue\Desktop]

->wait, isn't your username Rogue? XD

*now type [ dir /x ]. This displays the shortname of files.

*now use rmdir if it's a folder, or del if it's a file to remove it using the short name
[e.g: rmdir /q /s FILEORFOLDER~1 ]If it doesn't have a short name, try renaming it in to a long one, and do dir /x again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Feb 2010   #3

windows 7

thx for ur quick reply da.........

i have done all things u say, but still the same there too "cannot find the specified file"
My System SpecsSystem Spec

16 Feb 2010   #4

windows 7

Hi ranjit, may be problem with ur login profile.. Just login in administrator and try to delete it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Feb 2010   #5


^^ have to login as the default admin account which is hidden/disabled.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Feb 2010   #6

windows 7

i am the administrator only, none other profile created
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Feb 2010   #7


did u try any of the softwares sugg in the second post thread?
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