Windows 10: Can't delete searched files

Discus and support Can't delete searched files in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I have a folder that has 2 copies per item, all with the word 'copy' in the filename which I want to delete. Instead of deleting them one by one I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by ddiehl, May 21, 2019.

  1. ddiehl Win User

    Can't delete searched files


    I have a folder that has 2 copies per item, all with the word 'copy' in the filename which I want to delete. Instead of deleting them one by one I entered 'copy' in the search bar which brings up all the duplicate files, yet I can't delete them even though it's an option in the dialog box - nothing happens. No error message - nothing..

    Any suggestions what I might be doing wrong?

    Thanks..

    :)
     
    ddiehl, May 21, 2019
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  2. Javaman Win User

    File explorer not refreshing after deleting files in search


    Using Windows 10 Home.
    This problem only happens if I'm performing a search.
    If I search within a folder for say *.* and then delete a file, the list of files does not refresh.
    The file remains listed even though it's been deleted.
    If I manually refresh then the file disappears from the list. Same thing happens if I undo the delete.
    I need to hit F5 to make the file reappear in the search list.

    Anyone else having this problem or know a fix? Thanks.

    -----

    Seems to be a Windows 10 prob. I went back to 8.1 and everything was fine.
     
    Javaman, May 21, 2019
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  3. Nergal Win User
    App for deleting files while being used by another process...

    Most of the time, booting in safe mode, as administrator, will enable you to remove those files (maps).

    however, there are some programs out there to do just whatyou ask, I once found one after some searching on google. So either try my suggestion, or in fact search on google perhaps?

    "Force delete" will bring up enough info on this.
     
    Nergal, May 21, 2019
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  4. Can't delete searched files

    Edge Search Does Not Permit Change of Region


    I got these suggestions from the Microsoft Community forum.No. 1 worked for me:

    Thank you for posting the query on Microsoft Community. I am glad to assist you on this.
    We have reproduce the issue here and we are able to access non-regional search for google using Microsoft Edge.
    I would suggest you to try the below steps and check if it helps.
    Step 1:
    Clear browsing data option of Microsoft Edge and check if you face the issue. To do so perform the steps below.

    1. Click on the More actions icon next to the feedback icon present on top right corner of the Project Spartan homepage.
    2. Select Settings and click on Choose what to clear.
    3. Check the boxes Browsing history, Cookies and saved website data and Cached data and files and click on Clear.
    Step 2:
    I suggest you to create a new user account and check if the issue occurs.

    1. Go to Settings.
    2. Choose Accounts and then select Family and other users.
    3. Select add someone else on this PC.
    4. Enter a user name and hit next.
    5. Click on Finish.
    6. Sign out from the current Account and Log into the new account.
    Step 3:
    It could also happen because of network issue. I suggest you to try with different network connection and check if it helps.
     
    hurricane51, May 21, 2019
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