Windows 10: Doesn't delete Solved


  1. Posts : 26
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
       10 Oct 2015 #1

    Doesn't delete


    Can someone help me please?
    It doesn't want to delete a file like if I delete it using the Shift+Delete it doesn't show the delete thingy it just doesn't do anything and I tried to rename the file and then it says windows explorer not responding please help me
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  2. Posts : 1,177
    Windows 10 Home
       10 Oct 2015 #2

    Hi, Rip, and welcome to TenForums.

    Can you provide a few more pieces of info?

    1) What was your installation path/methods to get to WIn10 Pro?

    2) Can you post a screenshot of or describe what indications you get from the Performance tab of Task Manager, especially right after the failure to delete?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 5,007
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.138
       10 Oct 2015 #3

    Also what is the full path of the file?
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  4. Posts : 615
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 (build 10586)
       10 Oct 2015 #4

    What happens if you right click the file, hold Shift, and click Delete?

    If I encounter a file that refuses to delete, I usually use IObit Unlocker or Unlocker.

    Another method I use is restarting. If the file is running, the restart process should kill it.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 26
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       11 Oct 2015 #5

    Word Man said: View Post
    Hi, Rip, and welcome to TenForums.

    Can you provide a few more pieces of info?

    1) What was your installation path/methods to get to WIn10 Pro?

    2) Can you post a screenshot of or describe what indications you get from the Performance tab of Task Manager, especially right after the failure to delete?
    I got Windows 10 from Windows 7 in the task bar there was an icon saying "Get Windows 10"

    And here is a screenshot: https://i.imgur.com/2EookX9.png
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  6. Posts : 1,177
    Windows 10 Home
       11 Oct 2015 #6

    Hmmmm. Nothing strange on the screenshot other than your memory at 82% usage seeming kind of high....

    And no error messages when you try to delete, even after waiting a bit, just no response? Can you simply click on another file without getting the not responding message?

    Path to the file like Ztruker asked for might also be useful in narrowing it down - especially if it's a permissions problem and it's just not telling you so.

    The Disk part of the screenshot shows at least 5 lettered drives - what does your disk layout look like in Disk Management?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  7. Posts : 26
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       11 Oct 2015 #7

    Word Man said: View Post
    Hmmmm. Nothing strange on the screenshot other than your memory at 82% usage seeming kind of high....

    And no error messages when you try to delete, even after waiting a bit, just no response? Can you simply click on another file without getting the not responding message?

    Path to the file like Ztruker asked for might also be useful in narrowing it down - especially if it's a permissions problem and it's just not telling you so.

    The Disk part of the screenshot shows at least 5 lettered drives - what does your disk layout look like in Disk Management?
    It doesn't give any message just when I press shift+delete or delete only it doesn't do anything and iI tried to rename it then it says windows explorer not responding and the path is the desktop
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  8. Posts : 1,177
    Windows 10 Home
       11 Oct 2015 #8

    Next suggestion, check ownership and change ownership to you as user (sure you're have administrator in the user you are logged into?) of the Desktop or the file in question itself. Follow the tutorial, using Option 4, here: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  9. Posts : 26
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       11 Oct 2015 #9

    Thanks now it deletes i don't know what was the problem i just woke up and tried to delete then it deleted thanks for who tried to help!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  10. Posts : 1,177
    Windows 10 Home
       11 Oct 2015 #10

    Amazing what problems can sort themselves after some sleep!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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