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I have an annoying folder on my desktop which I cannot delete, I always get the message:

'Could not find this item

This item is no longer located in C:\\Users\\*****\\Desktop. Verify the item's location and try again.'

I have tried a few different programs such as

-Unlocker ( I cant use as its not compatible with Vista 64 )
- Moveonboot
- Killbox

but none work.


Anyone got any other ideas?
 

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Like tUDJ said, try in safe mode. If it still doesn't work (and you said you've tried with many different programs), do a disc scan.

Unfortunately, from my experience, this can be a sign of a dying drive. Good luck.
 

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Originally Posted by spartacus View Post
Try booting off a Linux Live or Bart'sPE disc and deleting .... sometimes they are able to delete crazy files like that.
I just tried it with BartsPE boot disc but I got this message when trying to delete it:



Argh!
 

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1.safe mode, then delete it.
2.scan it for virus.
3.check nothing to do this the folder is running in the background in task manager like a program inside the folder or a virus in the folder.
4. reformat lol.
 

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Originally Posted by slamminuk View Post
Silly question, how do I go about that?
Run -> type: CMD

RMDIR directory_name

For example, to remove directory C:\\BADMAN, enter:

RMDIR C:\\BADMAN
 

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1.safe mode, then delete it.
2.scan it for virus.
3.check nothing to do this the folder is running in the background in task manager like a program inside the folder or a virus in the folder.
4. reformat lol.
Tried all that apart from reformat
 

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Originally Posted by Verrater View Post
Run -> type: CMD

RMDIR directory_name

For example, to remove directory C:BADMAN, enter:

RMDIR C:BADMAN
I get a message saying 'Access is denied' in the cmd window.
 

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Mate, no matter it's a new drive - do yourself a favour and scan it for bad sectors.

I am not trying to sound like a prophet of doom here, but it's for your good; better safe than sorry.
 

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Are you the administrator?

I thought that but I am. I even went into the permissions and made sure I have full control over the folder.

Actually one thing I forgot to mention is that it is an old folder from when I upgraded from XP. Don't know if this matters or not, it was automatically labled 'Documents and Settings.old'
 

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Like others have said, just scan your disk. It's probably "there, but not there"... that is, it's not physically on the disk, but it still exists in the index.
 

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Do you by chance have the "Show Hidden Files & Folders" from Folder Options within Control Panel ticked?

If it is, set it back to hide. Change it back later if you need to access any hidden files/folders.

On second thought.................. sorry!
 
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