Can't Delete Folder - Item Not Found

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  1. Posts : 233
    Windows 7
       #1

    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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  2. Posts : 2,171
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #2

    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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  3. Posts : 233
    Windows 7
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Here is a screenshot:
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Can't Delete Folder - Item Not Found-empty.png  
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  4. Posts : 1,533
    Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
       #4

    Danielzxzx said:
    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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  5. Posts : 233
    Windows 7
    Thread Starter
       #5

    I tried safe mode and taking ownership but it still won't let me delete the file.
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  6. Posts : 2,171
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #6

    Can you do what I asked in post #2?
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  7. Posts : 1,346
    Windows 7 Professional x64
       #7

    Danielzxzx said:
    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;

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

    Good luck and HTH
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  8. Posts : 14,606
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
       #8

    if you have mbam installed you could try file assassin to remove it.
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  9. Posts : 89
    Windows 7 Ultimate
       #9

    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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  10. Posts : 1
    Kentucky
       #10

    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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