Windows 10: Can't DELETE files!!

Discus and support Can't DELETE files!! in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hey!There's a file iny Windows 10 which I can't delete. I tried the Safe Mode, Command Prompt and every other way that google suggests. I get " The... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by AlirezaGhamin, May 18, 2021.

  1. Can't DELETE files!!

    Hey!There's a file iny Windows 10 which I can't delete. I tried the Safe Mode, Command Prompt and every other way that google suggests. I get " The source file names are larger than is supported.." error and INTERESTINGLY I can't even RENAME the file. PLEASE HELP!!!

    AlirezaGhamin, May 18, 2021
  2. Alden Rey Win User

    deleting hard drive files


    May we know what type of file are you trying to delete? Would it be Office documents, media files, or picture files? If you're trying to delete files for free some space on your device. We suggest to perform a Disc Cleanup. Kindly follow the steps below to
    perform the task:

    • Type in Cortana Disc Cleanup
    • Choose the files to delete
    • Click on "Clean up system files"
    • Click on Ok

    For any concerns, don't hesitate to get back to us.

    Alden Rey, May 18, 2021
  3. 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, May 18, 2021
  4. Arun B J Win User

    Can't DELETE files!!

    Delete and Cut Files with Preview Pane Open


    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I understand your concern and will assist you to resolve this issue.

    • Have you tried to delete the pdf file in preview panel?
    • What exactly happens when try to delete the pdf file?

    I suggest you to follow the steps below and check if it helps.

    • Open File Explorer.

    • Select View and click on preview panel.

    • Select the pdf file.

    • At the right corner you will be able to see preview panel.

    • You can right click on it and delete the files.

    Hope this helps. If the issue remains unresolved, please get back to us and we would be happy to help.
    Arun B J, May 18, 2021

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