Windows 10: A deleted empty folder keeps reappearing on the Desktop. How to get rid of this?

Discus and support A deleted empty folder keeps reappearing on the Desktop. How to get rid of this? in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; I delete it and also empty the Recycle Bin. Then a few hours later, it shows up again. I am using Windows 10. I ran a Quick Scan using Microsoft... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/SnooLobsters7431, Nov 21, 2020 at 6:37 AM.

  1. A deleted empty folder keeps reappearing on the Desktop. How to get rid of this?


    I delete it and also empty the Recycle Bin. Then a few hours later, it shows up again. I am using Windows 10.

    I ran a Quick Scan using Microsoft Safety Scanner. And no virus, malware was found.

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    /u/SnooLobsters7431, Nov 21, 2020 at 6:37 AM
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  2. Junaid_A Win User

    Deleted folder keeps reappearing when I open a program

    Hi Mayzhin,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community forum.



    You may not be able to completely delete a file/ folder if it is being used. I suggest you to try the troubleshooting steps listed in
    resolve folder reappearing after deletion and check
    if it works.



    You may also go through repair Windows file and folder
    problems
    and check.





    Hope it helps.
     
  3. CNSZU Win User
    Folders keep reappearing


    The script "64-bit_Remove_All_user_Folders_in_This_PC.reg" has a major bug. The linked folders keep reappearing under This PC. This is what happens:


    1. Quick Access and This PC both contain the Documents folder
    2. The "64-bit_Remove_All_user_Folders_in_This_PC.reg" script is applied
    3. The linked folders disappear from This PC. Everything is fine.
    4. I click the Documents folder under Quick Access, then double click a documents sub folder on the right panel.
    5. The Documents folder reappears under This PC.

    The idea of my setup is to have all common folders pinned under Quick Access, and none under This PC to avoid any duplicates. Is there any way to fix this?
     
  4. A deleted empty folder keeps reappearing on the Desktop. How to get rid of this?

    Reappearing files I deleted

    Hi Aleander,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.

    We understand how you feel about the situation. We're sorry for the trouble.

    I suggest you to follow the below steps to delete the folder and check if it's reappear.


      • Open the Command prompt with admin (Windows +x and select Command prompt).

      • In the command prompt, type the command below and press enter.

        NOTE: Substitute
        Full Path of Folder within quotes below with your folder's full path within quotes instead.

        RD /S /Q "Full Path of Folder".

      • The folder should now be deleted.

      • Close the command prompt.
    Please reply to us with the status of the issue and check if it helps.

    Thanks.
     
    Anil Madishetty, Nov 21, 2020 at 7:01 AM
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