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Can not delete a folder because "it can't be found."


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Lyserg

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Hello, I have a folder on my desktop that I wish to delete but when I do, it says "Can not find this item. This no longer located in C:/Users/Admin/Desktop. Verify the item's location and try again."

Is there any way for me to remove this folder?
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othersteve

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Right-click on your desktop and choose Refresh. Does the folder remain?

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1. Please download Unlocker.
2. Install the program.
3. Right-click the folder and choose Unlocker.
4. Ignore the message about the program update; I intentionally linked to an older version of the program as it includes no eBay shortcut component.
5. In the dialog box that opens, drop down the box and choose Delete. Click OK.

See if this doesn't remove the folder for you.

~os

Edited by othersteve, 18 November 2009 - 02:59 PM.

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Thanks for the reply but both methods didn't work. I have Unlocker installed but when I right-click the folder, I don't see an Unlocker option.
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Hello Lyserg,

You can uninstall Unlocker if you wish.

It's possible that some sort of naming discrepancy could have led to this issue. Let's try this solution then to rule that out.

1. Please download and install 7-Zip for your machine (be sure to get the 64-bit version if you need it). If you wish to uninstall it later, be sure not to let it change your file associations for zip and other archives during installation.
2. Open 7-Zip and navigate with it to your desktop.
3. Although 7-Zip is a zip utility, it also doubles as a lightweight file manager. RENAME the folder from within 7-Zip file manager.
4. Close 7-Zip and delete the folder from your desktop via Windows.

Please let me know if this works.

~os
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The 7-Zip program solved the problem, thank you very much for you help, time, and patience!
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My pleasure! Have a great night.

~os
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