That's because Vista keeps shortcuts of previously opened files (even
deleted ones) in the Recent folder. It's safe to delete these files.
The Recent folder is:
I believe the deleted files you see in Search are shortcuts found in the
Once deleted, you shouldn't see these files when using search.
"Guy" <guyhannan@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> I have an issue that I have just notied several files that I deleted over
> a month ago are still visible when doing searches on my computer. When
> trying to delete that I'm told that it is "no longer located in" the
> folder it was.
> When looking in the original folder the files were in they are not
> visible. They can only be seen when doing a search. Does anyone know how
> to completely get rid of them?
> I believe this should happen automatically, but it does not appear to have
> worked as it was a long time ago that I originally deleted them.