Windows 10: Deleted Desktop Folder Stays in Desktop

Discus and support Deleted Desktop Folder Stays in Desktop in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I've been trying to delete folders on my desktop but They won't delete. Files are deleting just fine but when I try deleting a folder, it gives me this... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by cg21315, Aug 11, 2018.

  1. cg21315 Win User

    Deleted Desktop Folder Stays in Desktop


    I've been trying to delete folders on my desktop but They won't delete. Files are deleting just fine but when I try deleting a folder, it gives me this processing tab:


    Deleted Desktop Folder Stays in Desktop [​IMG]


    and "completes" the deletion but the folder never ends up getting deleted. It can be opened, viewed, etc. It only gets deleted when I drag the folder over to the recycling bin.

    Any help would be appreciated! Thanks in advance!

    :)
     
    cg21315, Aug 11, 2018
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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, Aug 11, 2018
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  3. Trouble deleting a folder

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

    *Confused Deleted Desktop Folder Stays in Desktop :confused:

    Will I be forever stuck with these unnecessary folders? *Oh Well Deleted Desktop Folder Stays in Desktop :eek:hwell:
     
    oli_ramsay, Aug 11, 2018
    #3
  4. Deleted Desktop Folder Stays in Desktop

    Desktop Icons Won't Stay Put

    Hi Laurie,

    As per the issue description I understand that you are facing issues with desktop icons.

    I suggest you try the following step in order to arrange the icons.

    • Right click on the desktop.
    • Click on view
    • Check the option auto arrange icons.
    Let us know if this helps.

    Thanks.
     
    Divya Murugan, Aug 11, 2018
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