Cannot delete folder from desktop... 'Item not found'

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Suzy Free, Jan 17, 2008.

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    ace99 Guest

    Thanks. Clicking "cut" and refreshing worked perfectly for me
    ace99, Mar 19, 2009
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    Semaj Guest

    Worked great, thanks alot for the info...
    Semaj, May 9, 2009
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  3. You don't state what your problem is so it is difficult to assist you.

    You can't expect people to routinely go back and search for what YOU are
    referring to.

    State again your problem - clearly and concisely!
    Richard Urban, Jul 10, 2009
  4. Many times you can cure this by running chkdsk C: /f from an elevated
    command prompt window.

    You will be told that you can not run this now - do you want it to run
    during the next boot up. Type Y and press the enter key.

    Richard Urban, Jul 10, 2009
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    Jailee Guest

    so I have this folder that wont go away. When I try to delete it it get a
    message that says:
    Could not find this Item.
    This is no longer located in C:\ . Verify the item's location and try again.

    So here is what I have tried to get rid of it:
    1. message above
    2. Cut folder and refresh...still there
    3. create a new folder and name it the same as the bad folder...I just end
    up with two folders with the same name and only able to delete the newest
    4. create new folder and move bad folder into message that says
    "The action cannot be completed because the folder is open in another
    program." It's not open though.
    5. delete the file from the Command Prompt....message saying it could not
    find the folder

    I'm at a loss here. Anyone have any other solutions? I would be greatfull
    for your help
    Jailee, Mar 3, 2010
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    Jim Guest

    Google for and use Unlocker .
    Jim, Mar 3, 2010
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    Guest Guest

    Type in a command prompt

    Dir "c:\Crookers - Knobbers remix.*"/s /a

    which will search the whole hard drive
    Guest, Aug 27, 2010
  8. @Patrick,

    I was struggling from this issues from last 2 years. On my desktop, there were 5 folders that I was not able to delete/ move/ cut/ recycle bin/ refresh. Even my computer admin did not offer much of help to me.

    But your post really did th emagic. I am so happy. And thanks a zillion for posting this robust process and perfect cure for the problem rather than merely guessing something which is not working out.

    Great. Thanks

    Swapnil, INDIA
    swapnilgujarathi, Oct 7, 2013
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    mikexsw Guest

    This was mentioned by someone before but it worked for me. FYI the folder i can't delete is within another folder on my desktop....

    1. I created a new folder and didn't rename it, in the same location as the one that won't delete.
    2. i dragged the new folder into the folder that wouldn't delete which created a duplicate of the same folder.
    3. i created two more 'new folders' without renaming them and dragged one into each of the previous two existing folders.
    4. from my desktop, i dragged the folder that has the folders within that won't delete into my recycle bin which was a success - i then emptied my recycle bin.

    Hope this helps!
    mikexsw, Oct 24, 2013
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