Doesn't delete


  1. Rip
    Posts : 26
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
       #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. Word Man's Avatar
    Posts : 1,562
    Windows 10 Pro
       #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?
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  3. Ztruker's Avatar
    Posts : 13,512
    Windows 10 Pro X64 20H4 19042.746
       #3

    Also what is the full path of the file?
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  4. You's Avatar
    You
    Posts : 613
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 (build 10586)
       #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.
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  5. Rip
    Posts : 26
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Word Man said:
    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. Word Man's Avatar
    Posts : 1,562
    Windows 10 Pro
       #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?
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  7. Rip
    Posts : 26
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Word Man said:
    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. Word Man's Avatar
    Posts : 1,562
    Windows 10 Pro
       #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
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  9. Rip
    Posts : 26
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #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! :):):)
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  10. Word Man's Avatar
    Posts : 1,562
    Windows 10 Pro
       #10

    Amazing what problems can sort themselves after some sleep!:)
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