Windows 10: Cannot open, delete, rename or move a file on desktop

Discus and support Cannot open, delete, rename or move a file on desktop in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; HiSo I faced the issue where I wasn't able to open, delete, rename or move a pdf file with a long filename on the desktop. While browsing through old... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by AkshayjyotiBordoloi, Oct 21, 2021.

  1. Cannot open, delete, rename or move a file on desktop


    HiSo I faced the issue where I wasn't able to open, delete, rename or move a pdf file with a long filename on the desktop. While browsing through old forums and discussions, I came across the following solutions which do not work:Changing propertiesEnable/disable the preview paneAdmin mode cmd, using the del commandBooting in safe modeChanging virus protection optionsYou can open and edit but not read the pdf using a programmable editor like Atom. In case the file size is big, you can edit it so that it's just a blank pdf now.The following solution worked for me for deleting the file:Type "W

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    AkshayjyotiBordoloi, Oct 21, 2021
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  2. MohanC Win User

    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, Oct 21, 2021
    #2
  3. Ruz San Win User
    My Downloads Renamed Itself to Desktop

    Hi Matt,

    To rename the folder back to Downloads, follow these steps:

    • Open File Explorer.
    • Click on This PC.
    • Open Local Disk (CCannot open, delete, rename or move a file on desktop :).
    • Open Users.
    • Open the folder of the user profile you are experiencing this issue in.
    • Rename the second Desktop icon you see as Downloads.
    • Close File Explorer then reopen it.
    • Check if the Downloads folder has been renamed successfully.

    Let us know if this resolves the problem.
     
    Ruz San, Oct 21, 2021
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  4. Cannot open, delete, rename or move a file on desktop

    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, Oct 21, 2021
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