Windows 10: A PDF file bugged and I can´t delete it from the desktop

Discus and support A PDF file bugged and I can´t delete it from the desktop in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; For some reason I can't get rid of this PDF file. I'm still not sure what's the problem, but I can't delete or chage the file name. Also, as the image... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Jogofii, Apr 6, 2022.

  1. Jogofii Win User

    A PDF file bugged and I can´t delete it from the desktop


    For some reason I can't get rid of this PDF file. I'm still not sure what's the problem, but I can't delete or chage the file name. Also, as the image shows, the amount of characters in the filename exceeds the maximum characters a file can have, I don't know if this has to do with the problem. I also don't think it's a visual bug, because I can open the file normally.

    :)
     
    Jogofii, Apr 6, 2022
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  2. Cant Delete Files From Desktop

    Well, ran into a weird bug with vista, for some reason i cant delete files from desktop, this normaly happens to .exe files, the ONLY fix seems to be to KILL explorer.exe, and delete the file, then restat explorer, anybody got any idea why this happens?
     
    Rebo&Zooty, Apr 6, 2022
    #2
  3. can't remove a pdf from my win10 desktop

    Hi,



    Thank you for your response.



    We would suggest you to perform these steps and check.



    Step 1:
    Turn off Preview pane in Windows Explorer


    1. Open File Explorer, Click on View tab.

    2. Click on Preview option to hide or close
    3. Click on Desktop from the Navigation pane. Then try deleting the file.



    Step 2: Check the default PDF application


    1. Press Windows + I key to launch Windows Settings.

    2. Click on Apps and select Default apps from the left pane.

    3. Now scroll down and click on Choose default apps by file type.

    4. Scroll and look for .pdf, .pdxml, and .pdx file type, then click on the + sign to change it to Edge.
    5. Then close Settings and try
      deleting the file.



    Step 3: If the default app for PDF is Adobe Reader.


    1. Open Adobe Reader. Go to Edit.

    2. Choose Preferences.

    3. From the Categories on the left, select Security (Enhanced).

    4. Uncheck the Enable Enhanced Security option.
    5. Try
      deleting the file



    Regards,



    Aditya Roy

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Aditya_Roy, Apr 6, 2022
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  4. MohanC Win User

    A PDF file bugged and I can´t delete it from the desktop

    windows 10 deleted my desktop files

    Step 1 - I upgraded to Win 10 and lost all my files on Desktop.

    Step 2 - Found the files in Network - USers- Desktop

    copied all files again to desktop.

    Step 3- Restarted my machine again and lost desktop files again.

    Step 4 - As suggested did the following as listed below but dont find my files.

    • Press “Windows + E”, open This PC/Computer
    • Open Local Disc C, open Windows.old
    • Click on Users, select your User name
    • Go to desktop folder
    Cant find my files. Why is Win 10 deleted files again and again from Desktop ?.
     
    MohanC, Apr 6, 2022
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