cannot delete a desktop folder

  1. Posts : 316
    w10 1803

    cannot delete a desktop folder

    i have a folder sitting on my desktop for a long time and I simply cannot delete it

    every time i try to delete it i get a message

    Item not found

    cannot find item

    Try again or cancel

    I have just rebuilt the laptop and its still there

    Winver 1803
      My Computer

  2. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 32,671
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H1)

    Hi, there are several similar threads. Here's one - last post solved that one:
    I have some folders that I can't delete. OS says folder doesn't exist

    Please feel free to search the forum for
    can't delete folder
    undeletable file
    undeletable folder
    folder won't delete
    can't remove folder

    - look for solved threads.

    Permissions issues: delete from either
    - a command prompt outside Windows (boot to advanced startup options)
    - having used a live boot disk to boot your PC
      My Computers


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