Windows 10: File delete dialogue reports files to be deleted as having 0 bytes?

Discus and support File delete dialogue reports files to be deleted as having 0 bytes? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; This apparently happens with FAT32-formatted drives. Haven't noticed this until fairly recently, when I was deleting some stuff off my SD cards and/or... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by huckleberrypie, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. File delete dialogue reports files to be deleted as having 0 bytes?


    This apparently happens with FAT32-formatted drives. Haven't noticed this until fairly recently, when I was deleting some stuff off my SD cards and/or USB sticks:


    File delete dialogue reports files to be deleted as having 0 bytes? [​IMG]


    Any ideas on why this is happening, like with a certain botched W10 update or an app?

    :)
     
    huckleberrypie, Mar 31, 2016
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  2. &[Mike] Win User

    Flashdrive delete confirmation dialogue not displaying correctly on some files.

    Hello Sachin,

    The dialogue pops up, but displays incorrect information about the file. In the above example I have highlighted in the background the "setup.exe" file that cleary shows 79Kbits for file size. There should also be a date modified for the file in the dialogue
    box as well. Those items are missing when you try to delete a file from the root of a flash drive in windows 10 as long as you have the "Dispaly delete confirmation dialog" enabled, which I believe is default for flashdrives.

    I believe all you need to do is insert your own flash drive that has files in the root directory and try to delete a file (as long as you have the delete confirmation dialogue enabled) and you will see that the file will display 0 bytes and not show the
    date modified. However if you go into a folder in your flashdrive, the symptom dissappears.

    Thanks for looking into this matter.
     
    &[Mike], Mar 31, 2016
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  3. mornepet Win User
    background picture problem

    Hi there,



    Pretty new to this but have a similar problem. I have installed GPE manager and deleted all background files but am unable to delete a file called 'background-3.png' for some odd reason it is a 0 byte size file created on Thu Jan 01 01:00:00 1970. When trying
    to delete this file GPE file manager reports a I/O error. Can anybody tell me how to fix this. I will be eternally grateful.
     
    mornepet, Mar 31, 2016
    #3
  4. davidhk Win User

    File delete dialogue reports files to be deleted as having 0 bytes?

    It's just asking for confirmation.
    Just click "yes" and the file will be deleted.
    What's wrong with that ?
     
    davidhk, Mar 31, 2016
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  5. I know, but I'm talking about the file size reported, as illustrated by this:

    File delete dialogue reports files to be deleted as having 0 bytes? [​IMG]

    FAT16 and NTFS drives don't appear to be affected by the glitch.
     
    huckleberrypie, Mar 31, 2016
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  6. davidhk Win User
    I missed that.
    Thank you.

    I have no answer for that.
    Sorry.
     
    davidhk, Mar 31, 2016
    #6
  7. Anyone else have any clues about this?
     
    huckleberrypie, Apr 4, 2018
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