Windows 10: Can't delete this Folder from my Desktop

Discus and support Can't delete this Folder from my Desktop in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Attached is the screenshot of the name of a folder on my desktop - and a screenshot of the contents. Also included is a screenshot of the error message... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Nisko, Jul 15, 2020.

  1. Nisko Win User

    Can't delete this Folder from my Desktop


    Attached is the screenshot of the name of a folder on my desktop - and a screenshot of the contents. Also included is a screenshot of the error message I get when I try to delete this folder. This folder is no longer needed so I'd like to delete it as part of my housekeeping. Thank you....

    :)
     
    Nisko, Jul 15, 2020
    #1

  2. Can't delete folder from desktop

    Hi Carole,

    The "You need permission to perform this action" error shows up because there could be some changes that may affect your computer that's why an administrator rights is needed. Since you're the admin of the computer and still can't delete the folder, we suggest
    that you close all of the programs that are running on your computer before deleting the folder. You can also do it in the Task Manager by ending the process of the programs. See the screenshot below:


    Can't delete this Folder from my Desktop c1fe2319-00dd-43ab-b6c5-d50c8b8ab820.jpg


    If the issue persists, you can try to delete the folder in the command line. Here are the steps on how to do so:

    • Press the Windows icon + X on your keyboard.
    • Choose Command Prompt (Admin).
    • Right-click on the folder that you want to delete, then click Properties.
    • Copy the Location of the folder. For example (C:\Users\your name\Desktop)
    • Go back to Command Prompt, then type in this command RMDIR /S /Q (Location of the folder), then hit
      Enter.
    It should look like this:


    Can't delete this Folder from my Desktop 6ae0293a-895d-410d-adc9-54e2c72c0fbf.jpg


    If an error message shows up, we suggest that you capture and post it on your next reply.

    We're looking forward to your feedback.
     
    Carlos Tin, Jul 15, 2020
    #2
  3. Trouble deleting a folder

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

    *Confused Can't delete this Folder from my Desktop :confused:

    Will I be forever stuck with these unnecessary folders? *Oh Well Can't delete this Folder from my Desktop :eek:hwell:
     
    oli_ramsay, Jul 15, 2020
    #3
  4. MohanC Win User

    Can't delete this Folder from my Desktop

    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, Jul 15, 2020
    #4
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