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Cannot delete folder from desktop... 'Item not found'

  1. #1


    Suzy Free Guest

    Cannot delete folder from desktop... 'Item not found'

    Hi there,

    Can anyone help me?? I have an empty folder on my desktop that I cannot
    delete. I get this message when I try and delete it....

    Could not find this item.
    This is no longer located in C:\Users\Marianne\Desktop. Verify the item's
    location and try again.

    Its driving me crazy so any help would be much appreciated!
    Thanks!

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  2. #2


    John Inzer Guest

    Re: Cannot delete folder from desktop... 'Item not found'

    Suzy Free wrote:

    > Hi there,
    >
    > Can anyone help me?? I have an empty folder on my desktop that I
    > cannot delete. I get this message when I try and delete it....
    >
    > Could not find this item.
    > This is no longer located in C:\Users\Marianne\Desktop. Verify the
    > item's location and try again.
    >
    > Its driving me crazy so any help would be much appreciated!
    > Thanks!
    =====================================
    Maybe the following freebie would be worth a try:

    Unlocker
    http://********.free.fr/unlocker/

    --

    John Inzer
    MS Picture It! -
    Digital Image MVP

    Digital Image
    Highlights and FAQs
    http://support.microsoft.com/ph/695

    Notice
    This is not tech support
    I am a volunteer

    Solutions that work for
    me may not work for you

    Proceed at your own risk



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  3. #3


    Suzy Free Guest

    Re: Cannot delete folder from desktop... 'Item not found'

    Hi John,
    Thanks for that - tried it and when i tried to run the unlocker it says
    'Error ebug Privileges'.... checked the site but cant figure out what I am
    supposed to do next....

    "John Inzer" wrote:

    > Suzy Free wrote:

    > > Hi there,
    > >
    > > Can anyone help me?? I have an empty folder on my desktop that I
    > > cannot delete. I get this message when I try and delete it....
    > >
    > > Could not find this item.
    > > This is no longer located in C:\Users\Marianne\Desktop. Verify the
    > > item's location and try again.
    > >
    > > Its driving me crazy so any help would be much appreciated!
    > > Thanks!
    > =====================================
    > Maybe the following freebie would be worth a try:
    >
    > Unlocker
    > http://********.free.fr/unlocker/
    >
    > --
    >
    > John Inzer
    > MS Picture It! -
    > Digital Image MVP
    >
    > Digital Image
    > Highlights and FAQs
    > http://support.microsoft.com/ph/695
    >
    > Notice
    > This is not tech support
    > I am a volunteer
    >
    > Solutions that work for
    > me may not work for you
    >
    > Proceed at your own risk
    >
    >
    >

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  4. #4


    Suzy Free Guest

    RE: Cannot delete folder from desktop... 'Item not found'

    Woops I meant 'Debug privileges' not 'Ebug'.

    "Suzy Free" wrote:

    > Hi there,
    >
    > Can anyone help me?? I have an empty folder on my desktop that I cannot
    > delete. I get this message when I try and delete it....
    >
    > Could not find this item.
    > This is no longer located in C:\Users\Marianne\Desktop. Verify the item's
    > location and try again.
    >
    > Its driving me crazy so any help would be much appreciated!
    > Thanks!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    John Inzer Guest

    Re: Cannot delete folder from desktop... 'Item not found'

    Suzy Free wrote:

    > Woops I meant 'Debug privileges' not 'Ebug'.
    ============================
    First...did you try deleting the folder in Safe Mode?

    Windows Vista -
    What Is Safe Mode
    http://tinyurl.com/2mpeef

    http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Win...354a81033.mspx

    Windows Vista -
    Start your computer in safe mode
    http://tinyurl.com/397vhf

    http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Win...904a11033.mspx

    Sorry...I haven't seen that error before.

    The following thread is discussing
    the same issue but it's unclear about
    the fix:

    VISTA: Why do i need permission to delete a file?
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/arch.../t-184797.html

    Maybe it means you need to run it
    as administrator but I'm not sure.

    Windows Vista -
    Run As Administrator
    http://vistasupport.mvps.org/run_as_administrator.htm

    Good luck.

    --

    John Inzer
    MS Picture It! -
    Digital Image MVP

    Digital Image
    Highlights and FAQs
    http://support.microsoft.com/ph/695

    Notice
    This is not tech support
    I am a volunteer

    Solutions that work for
    me may not work for you

    Proceed at your own risk



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Jane C Guest

    Re: Cannot delete folder from desktop... 'Item not found'

    Hi Suzy,

    If you right-click on the Desktop and select "Refresh", does the offending
    folder disappear?

    --
    Jane, not plain 64 bit enabled :-)
    Batteries not included. Braincell on vacation ;-)
    MVP Windows Shell/User

    "Suzy Free" <Suzy Free@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:01A04141-050A-482D-96EB-D6257EE2BB81@xxxxxx

    > Hi there,
    >
    > Can anyone help me?? I have an empty folder on my desktop that I cannot
    > delete. I get this message when I try and delete it....
    >
    > Could not find this item.
    > This is no longer located in C:\Users\Marianne\Desktop. Verify the item's
    > location and try again.
    >
    > Its driving me crazy so any help would be much appreciated!
    > Thanks!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    CB Guest

    RE: Cannot delete folder from desktop... 'Item not found'



    "Suzy Free" wrote:

    > Hi there,
    >
    > Can anyone help me?? I have an empty folder on my desktop that I cannot
    > delete. I get this message when I try and delete it....
    >
    > Could not find this item.

    > This is no longer located in C:\Users\Marianne\Desktop. Verify the item's
    > location and try again.
    >
    > Its driving me crazy so any help would be much appreciated!
    > Thanks!

    Suzy Free,

    Drag the icon to the Recycle bin and see if you can delete it that way.
    Have a nice day.

    C.B.



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  8. #8


    Suzy Free Guest

    RE: Cannot delete folder from desktop... 'Item not found'

    Thank you all for your help but I have tried everything and nothing works....
    Any other suggestions?!

    "CB" wrote:

    >
    >
    > "Suzy Free" wrote:
    >

    > > Hi there,
    > >
    > > Can anyone help me?? I have an empty folder on my desktop that I cannot
    > > delete. I get this message when I try and delete it....
    > >
    > > Could not find this item.
    >

    > > This is no longer located in C:\Users\Marianne\Desktop. Verify the item's
    > > location and try again.
    > >
    > > Its driving me crazy so any help would be much appreciated!
    > > Thanks!
    >
    >
    > Suzy Free,
    >
    > Drag the icon to the Recycle bin and see if you can delete it that way.
    > Have a nice day.
    >
    > C.B.
    >
    >

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  9. #9


    ---Fitz--- Guest

    Re: Cannot delete folder from desktop... 'Item not found'

    "Suzy Free" <SuzyFree@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:5C2ACB90-9A41-4642-BEA6-B804B9970FE1@xxxxxx

    > Thank you all for your help but I have tried everything and nothing
    > works....
    > Any other suggestions?!
    >
    > "CB" wrote:
    >

    >>
    >>
    >> "Suzy Free" wrote:
    >>

    >> > Hi there,
    >> >
    >> > Can anyone help me?? I have an empty folder on my desktop that I cannot
    >> > delete. I get this message when I try and delete it....
    >> >
    >> > Could not find this item.
    >>

    >> > This is no longer located in C:\Users\Marianne\Desktop. Verify the
    >> > item's
    >> > location and try again.
    >> >
    >> > Its driving me crazy so any help would be much appreciated!
    >> > Thanks!
    >>
    >>
    >> Suzy Free,
    >>
    >> Drag the icon to the Recycle bin and see if you can delete it that
    >> way.
    >> Have a nice day.
    >>
    >> C.B.
    >>
    >>

    Can you delete the folder using the command prompt?


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  10. #10


    william davidson Guest

    Re: Cannot delete folder from desktop... 'Item not found'

    you could try & create your self a new profile & then get rid of the ols one
    (only if this is causing a major issue)
    have you rebooted ?


    "CB" <CB@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:36640EA3-0849-46EF-98C8-830F6AC4B32A@xxxxxx

    >
    >
    > "Suzy Free" wrote:
    >

    >> Hi there,
    >>
    >> Can anyone help me?? I have an empty folder on my desktop that I cannot
    >> delete. I get this message when I try and delete it....
    >>
    >> Could not find this item.
    >

    >> This is no longer located in C:\Users\Marianne\Desktop. Verify the item's
    >> location and try again.
    >>
    >> Its driving me crazy so any help would be much appreciated!
    >> Thanks!
    >
    >
    > Suzy Free,
    >
    > Drag the icon to the Recycle bin and see if you can delete it that
    > way.
    > Have a nice day.
    >
    > C.B.
    >
    >

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