How to remove 'ghost' folder from desktop

  1. jobinelv's Avatar
    Posts : 2
    windows 10 pro
       #1

    How to remove 'ghost' folder from desktop


    Hi,
    i just got a folder looking icon on my desktop and i cant delete it . A screenshot snap is on drop box link below.
    It cant be archived or move to recycle bin or other folder, but can only be pin to Quick Access in explorer. Tried to delete from cmd prompt but not showing in folder list of hidden or system file. checked Disk for errors no problem found.

    Dropbox - scrnshot1.png

    Any idea to remove, such as registry tweaks. Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by jobinelv; 25 Oct 2015 at 12:00. Reason: want to mention what i have done so far
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 29,908
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #2

    Hi, normally you would proceed as follows:
    http://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to...ers-in-windows

    but apparently this folder has no name...
    Do you get an error msg when you try to delete it?

    When you are looking at this from a command prompt, given it apparently has no name, can you find an entry that corresponds to it? Please post a screenshot of running DIR on both
    C:\Users\Public\Desktop
    and your user desktop folder

    Please mark all the folders you recognise.

    Also try with a live boot CD as suggested here:
    Cant Delete Ghost Folder - Microsoft Community
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  3. Almighty1's Avatar
    Posts : 1,043
    Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix
       #3

    Try right clicking and delete after installing Unlocker 1.9.2
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  4. jobinelv's Avatar
    Posts : 2
    windows 10 pro
    Thread Starter
       #4

    dalchina said:
    Hi, normally you would proceed as follows:
    http://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to...ers-in-windows

    but apparently this folder has no name...
    Do you get an error msg when you try to delete it?

    When you are looking at this from a command prompt, given it apparently has no name, can you find an entry that corresponds to it? Please post a screenshot of running DIR on both
    C:\Users\Public\Desktop
    and your user desktop folder

    Please mark all the folders you recognise.

    Also try with a live boot CD as suggested here:
    Cant Delete Ghost Folder - Microsoft Community
    thanks 'dalchina' for reply.

    Dropbox - Screenshot 2015-10-28 10.39.12.png

    Above link has screenshot of list of files/folder on my desktop from cmdline. I see nothing unusual.
    On right clicking folder icon it show only 'Pin to Quick access'/'start menu' option only. no delete option (see previous scrnshot).
    I never user live/boot cds in my system.
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