Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Deleted files still showing

09 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Deleted files still showing

On several occasions I've deleted files/folders and then found later that they are still showing in the Library or even the true folder. When I go to delete them again Windows says it can't find them - obviously because I deleted them! This looks like a serious Windows 7 bug. I've never hit this problem with XP and it means I just can't trust an explorer window to tell me the truth. A Chkdsk shows no filing system errors. This is a full Win 7 release on a new Dell PC.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

09 Mar 2010   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Did you boot the computer, since the delete?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DaiB View Post
On several occasions I've deleted files/folders and then found later that they are still showing in the Library or even the true folder. When I go to delete them again Windows says it can't find them - obviously because I deleted them! This looks like a serious Windows 7 bug. I've never hit this problem with XP and it means I just can't trust an explorer window to tell me the truth. A Chkdsk shows no filing system errors. This is a full Win 7 release on a new Dell PC.
Strange Indeed... was Windows 7 preinstalled on this Dell, or did you upgrade/install it? 32 or 64 bit? If not provided by Dell, where did you get your Windows 7?

The only time I have observed this was if there was something in that folder that couldnt be deleted... What effect does a reboot have on these ghost files and folders?

PS - your specs list the following soundcard: mohterborad .... Ive never heard of that brand! LOL!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


09 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Are these files/folders that you have created? If they were created by someone else, you may not have permission to delete them and you will need to ask the owner of the files to delete. Read more about User Account Control and gaining permissions here: What is User Account Control?. You also cannot delete a file (or the folder that contains it) if the file is currently open in another program. Make sure that the file isn't open in any program, and then try to delete the file or folder again.

If they are files created by you, I wonder if the simple reboot that Rich suggested will solve the problem. Good luck and keep us updated!

Cheers,
Cassandra
Microsoft Windows Outreach team
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Thanks for the various replies. My system uses Win 7 as installed by Dell and all the files have been created by me either on the new PC or on the old XP PC and Windows Transfer used to move them over. As Windows tells me it can't find them when I try to delete them a second time indicates that Windows did indeed flag them as deleted. I will try a re-boot next time but XP never needed this; it always erased all evidence of a file to the user when deleted.

PS I'll try and correct 'Mhoterborad'! Yes, my sound card is part of the main board.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Mar 2010   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

TY for the infrmation, try to keep up posted.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Apr 2011   #7

Windows 7
 
 

This is an example:
I deleted the first one, but it didn't disappear, and I created the second one with the same name...



Attached Thumbnails
Deleted files still showing-imposible.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Apr 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rasputino View Post
This is an example:
I deleted the first one, but it didn't disappear, and I created the second one with the same name...

Very strange, would you mind giving your system specs so we can help you better?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Apr 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

See if FCleaner will clean them FCleaner - Home
Quote:
FCleaner v1.3.1.621
- New feature 'Clean up deleted items from Windows Recycle Bin according to days automatically'
- New feature to show detailed analyzing/cleaning report of Windows Recycle Bin
- Improved the cleaners for Windows Recycle Bin
- Add new entries 'lbl_RecycleBin', 'lbl_RecycleBin2' and 'msg_RecycleBinEx' to language file
- Some other small tweaks
Ps ... don't mess with the registry using this program!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Apr 2011   #10
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

It can't hurt to run
sfc /scannow
from an elevated command prompt.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Deleted files still showing




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Deleted files still showing
Thread Forum
Deleted Files Still Showing Up On Shared Devices Network & Sharing
Solved Files deleted System Security
Pictures and photo albums been deleted but keep showing up General Discussion
Deleted music but no free space showing Music, Pictures & Video
Solved deleted files Media Center
Solved EDB log files what are they can they be deleted General Discussion
Deleted Recycle Bin files showing up on desktop General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:27 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33