Windows 10: Can't delete file on Desktop

Discus and support Can't delete file on Desktop in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; There is a rar file on my desktop which I can not delete. It was from a wallpaper pack I was downloading from MEGA but I had cancelled it before it... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by TechGuy, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. TechGuy Win User

    Can't delete file on Desktop


    There is a rar file on my desktop which I can not delete. It was from a wallpaper pack I was downloading from MEGA but I had cancelled it before it finished. Now it is on my desktop and no matter what I do it won't be deleted. I am not able to press delete as it says it needs Administrator permissions even though I am the only user. I even enabled Administrator account and it still said that I didn't have permission to read the file or delete it. I tried using CMD del /f also but it didnt work. I ran CCleaner Registry cleaner and AVG PC Tuneup registry cleaner but none of them helped. What do I do to get rid of this?

    -Edit 1: I forgot to mention if I do Shift delete I am able to get rid of the icon but when I refresh it comes back

    :)
     
    TechGuy, Jun 18, 2017
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  2. eyore15 Win User

    Where oh where did my recycle bin go?

    I was deleting files off my desktop and accidentally deleted the recycle bin. I can't find it now.

    If I search for recycle it shows up, but I can't figure out how to put it back on my desktop

    Help?

    mark
     
    eyore15, Jun 18, 2017
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  3. Can't delete desktop files in Windows10

    Windows Powershell has replaced Command Prompt in Start.

    Right-click Empty area of Taskbar>Choose Properties and uncheck the Slider

    "Use Powershell instead of CMD"
     
    Sumit Dhiman2, Jun 18, 2017
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  4. Can't delete file on Desktop

    You've probably tried using File Explorer and "Permanently delete" as opposed to sending it to the Recycle Bin?
     
    Wiley Coyote, Jun 18, 2017
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  5. Edwin New Member
    Possibly your browser has it 'locked' to resume download?
     
    Edwin, Jun 18, 2017
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  6. TechGuy Win User
    Ok It deleted itself when I restarted the PC. I dont think anything was locking it though as I tried the unlocker and it said nothing was using it.
     
    TechGuy, Jun 18, 2017
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  7. Can't delete file on Desktop

    Everytime I use it, says the same thing but then it is gone??
     
    Josey Wales, Apr 4, 2018
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