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Windows 7: Folder - Delete from Command Prompt

01 Jul 2015   #50
englishbob1

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

tried that before joining here didnt fix either


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01 Jul 2015   #51
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Please go ahead and post a screenshot showing this folder on your desktop to see if it may help ID a cause.

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01 Jul 2015   #52
englishbob1

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

you want a screenshot of my desktop ? its just a folder sitting on my desktop, had pictures in it for a soccer game i play online, i went to the forum where i downloaded the file and others have said they cant delete it either...hmm
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01 Jul 2015   #53
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

The screenshot was to determine if it may have been a folder added by the system or not.

Since it's not, see if you are able to open it. If so, delete the contents from inside the folder first, then see if you are able to delete the folder.
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01 Jul 2015   #54
englishbob1

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

it says cannot find the item, this is no longer located in C:\Users\Rob\Desktop\this folder when i try to delete the folder
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01 Jul 2015   #55
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

In that case, I'd also contact the forum where you got it from to see if they may have a solution since others have the same issue with their download.

As a test to see if this may reset it, right click on your desktop and click on View -> Auto arrange icons to toggle it on and off.
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01 Jul 2015   #56
englishbob1

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

i have done, they got nothing thats why im searching myself, and the view icon thing didnt work either
appreciate your help
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01 Jul 2015   #57
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ok. Let's see if deleting the two hidden desktop.ini files on your desktop, and restarting the computer afterwards will remove this ghost folder then. If there's a reference entry in one of the desktop.ini files for this folder, then this should clear it.

You'll need to first temporarily set Windows to show hidden OS files using step 5 in OPTION ONE of the tutorial below.

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01 Jul 2015   #58
englishbob1

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

ok i always have show hidden files selected anyway, where would the desktop.ini be ?
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01 Jul 2015   #59
englishbob1

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

sorry i deleted them, but didnt do anything still cant delete it
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