Windows 10: Windows won't allow me to place items in trash

Discus and support Windows won't allow me to place items in trash in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I've run into this several times with Windows 10 ... I downloaded and installed to my desktop. I installed the program. I opened it and then closed... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Nikilet, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. Nikilet Win User

    Windows won't allow me to place items in trash


    I've run into this several times with Windows 10 ...

    I downloaded and installed to my desktop. I installed the program. I opened it and then closed it. Now I want to remove the desktop shortcut and the installer to the trash and it won't let me. It's telling me the item is no longer located there and I'm looking right at it.

    Can someone tell me how this Windows 10 works different that I'm running into this problem. When it happens the only way I can accomplish the task is to do a restart first.

    Thanks

    :)
     
    Nikilet, Sep 13, 2016
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  2. riw777 Win User

    Deleted Items, Trash, Sent, and Sent Items

    Y'all:

    I have a windows phone 8.1, a Windows desktop 8.1, and I'm using outlook 2013 for multiple IMAP email accounts. There is one thing about this setup that absolutely drives me nuts -- deleted items versus trash, and sent items versus sent. For whatever reason,
    Windows phone will NOT allow you to change the folders sent and deleted items are sent to. Outlook 2013 won't, either, as far as I can see.

    So they both use unchangeable default locations.

    It's really, really, stupid that I must go to one folder in outlook, delete the email that I've deleted off the phone, and then delete it again later on.

    Is there _any_ fix for this?

    Russ
     
    riw777, Sep 13, 2016
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  3. I created a folder and now can't delete it... how to?

    I created a folder that I don't need any longer and now Windows won't allow me to delete it. I'm right clicking and not getting delete as an option in the popup menu. There is a delete button in the top task bar, but nothing happens when I click it.
    I tried clicking and dragging the file to the trash bin, but it says it's only dragging a copy to the trash bin. Why isn't this a simple task??
     
    triciabracken, Sep 13, 2016
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  4. EdTittel Win User

    Windows won't allow me to place items in trash

    You might want to try visiting the Desktop folder in Explorer and working from there (on my Win10 PC that's in C:\Users\<username>\Desktop). You should find a bunch of .lnk files used for shortcuts in there, and can try deleting them from there. If that doesn't work, report back and I'll make some additional suggestions.
    HTH,
    --Ed--
     
    EdTittel, Sep 14, 2016
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