Windows 10: cannot delete a desktop folder

Discus and support cannot delete a desktop folder in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; i have a folder sitting on my desktop for a long time and I simply cannot delete it every time i try to delete it i get a message Item not found... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by bartjunited, Dec 3, 2019.

  1. cannot delete a desktop folder


    i have a folder sitting on my desktop for a long time and I simply cannot delete it

    every time i try to delete it i get a message

    Item not found

    cannot find item

    Try again or cancel

    I have just rebuilt the laptop and its still there

    Winver 1803

    :)
     
    bartjunited, Dec 3, 2019
    #1

  2. Trouble deleting a folder

    Thanks for the suggestion but it says "delete folder failed for E:\....." for each folder I try.

    *Confused cannot delete a desktop folder :confused:

    Will I be forever stuck with these unnecessary folders? *Oh Well cannot delete a desktop folder :eek:hwell:
     
    oli_ramsay, Dec 3, 2019
    #2
  3. topgundcp Win User
    Unable to delete a folder - Invalid folder name


    Suggestion:
    1. Run chkdsk x: /r to make sure that there's no HD corruption.
      x: is the drive containing the folder you want to delete.
    2. Try to delete the folder again. If still does not work, go to step 3.
    3. Download: Download - Linux Mint and create a bootable USB using: Rufus - Create bootable USB
    4. Boot up with Linux Mint and try to delete the folder again.
      NOTE: Unlike WinPE. Linux does not have any Windows permission imposed to it so it is easier to delete.
     
    topgundcp, Dec 3, 2019
    #3
  4. MohanC Win User

    cannot delete a desktop folder

    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, Dec 3, 2019
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