Windows 10: Unable to delete file on desktop

Discus and support Unable to delete file on desktop in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I have a mpg file on my desktop.I am unable to delete it via file explorer, third party file management apps including in administrator mode, or via... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by DouglasDrake1, Jul 13, 2021.

  1. Unable to delete file on desktop


    I have a mpg file on my desktop.I am unable to delete it via file explorer, third party file management apps including in administrator mode, or via cmd .Often times, attempts to delete, rename or move the file cause the file management program to stall.Any ideas what might have caused this and how to remedy it.tia

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    DouglasDrake1, Jul 13, 2021
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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, Jul 13, 2021
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  3. Cant Delete Files From Desktop

    Well, ran into a weird bug with vista, for some reason i cant delete files from desktop, this normaly happens to .exe files, the ONLY fix seems to be to KILL explorer.exe, and delete the file, then restat explorer, anybody got any idea why this happens?
     
    Rebo&Zooty, Jul 13, 2021
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  4. Try3 Win User

    Unable to delete file on desktop

    Deleted icons stay on desktop (not in desktop folder)

    I can only suggest that you
    1 Add a list of steps you have already taken.
    2 Add a comment about restarting the computer. Do the deleted icons disappear then?
    2 Add a comment explaining if any Desktop items do delete correctly and whether or not there are any significant differences between those that do delete correctly and those that don't.
    3 Add a list of any OS tweaks you have done & any third-party OS-related utilities you have run.

    I assume you have already reinstalled your display driver.
    I don't see a Repair install as being relevant. Repair Install - TenForumsTutorials

    Denis
     
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