1.    30 May 2016 #1
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10

    Win10 'Item not found' error when deleting a folder


    In C:\Users\name\Videos I'm trying to delete several folders. They all say "Item not found, Could not find this item". This all started after using Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 12. After every session it adds another miscellaneous folder into 'Videos' which cannot be delete or anything.

    I found a YouTube video (Item Not Found error - How to Delete Undeletable File - YouTube) showing how to use cmd: >cd /d C:\Users\name\Videos to try and delete the folders this route. I receive the message "The system cannot find the path specified" and then it in the next line it shows me C:\Users\name as if it cannot find the route to 'Videos'. (I copy and pasted the path/Location straight from the folders Properties)

    I then tried downloading Everything (Everything Search Engine) from voidtools and it wont let me do a single task to these folders. It's as if they are untouchable.

    Can someone please help me. The people at Blackmagic forums arn't being very helpful as of yet.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    30 May 2016 #2
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 12,975
    W10Prox64

    Quote Originally Posted by Oobarsten View Post
    In C:\Users\name\Videos I'm trying to delete several folders. They all say "Item not found, Could not find this item". This all started after using Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 12. After every session it adds another miscellaneous folder into 'Videos' which cannot be delete or anything.

    I found a YouTube video (Item Not Found error - How to Delete Undeletable File - YouTube) showing how to use cmd: >cd /d C:\Users\name\Videos to try and delete the folders this route. I receive the message "The system cannot find the path specified" and then it in the next line it shows me C:\Users\name as if it cannot find the route to 'Videos'. (I copy and pasted the path/Location straight from the folders Properties)

    I then tried downloading Everything (Everything Search Engine) from voidtools and it wont let me do a single task to these folders. It's as if they are untouchable.

    Can someone please help me. The people at Blackmagic forums arn't being very helpful as of yet.
    Hi Oobarsten and welcome to Tenforums.
    You could try booting the system to Kyhi's recovery media, and using File Explorer to find and delete these folders (use the mirror). Then, when back in your OS, run Ccleaner (free) on the registry to see if there are any leftovers. That's the first thing that comes to mind, never having used it myself.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    01 Jun 2016 #3
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by simrick View Post
    Hi Oobarsten and welcome to Tenforums.
    You could try booting the system to Kyhi's recovery media, and using File Explorer to find and delete these folders (use the mirror). Then, when back in your OS, run Ccleaner (free) on the registry to see if there are any leftovers. That's the first thing that comes to mind, never having used it myself.
    I read your suggestion and thank you for trying to help. I tried everything on the net and was already pretty fed up by the time I read your reply though. I looked into your suggestion and it seemed somewhat more complicated then I wanted to dive into. I ultimately did the final solution that many others have done throughout the net when confronted with issues like mine. I totally reset my Win10 PC. It wasn't that big of an issue to be honest. My PC is rather new and it didn't take to long to put everything I had back on it.

    Word of warning to people interested in using Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve: Blackmagic's customer service is extremely poor, they harass you for personal information, and their product (in my experience) has issues with Windows 10. I tried their product on my older Windows Vista, for kicks, and had no issue like I did when using it on Win10. Stay away from this product if you know what's good for you.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    01 Jun 2016 #4
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 12,975
    W10Prox64

    Quote Originally Posted by Oobarsten View Post
    I read your suggestion and thank you for trying to help. I tried everything on the net and was already pretty fed up by the time I read your reply though. I looked into your suggestion and it seemed somewhat more complicated then I wanted to dive into. I ultimately did the final solution that many others have done throughout the net when confronted with issues like mine. I totally reset my Win10 PC. It wasn't that big of an issue to be honest. My PC is rather new and it didn't take to long to put everything I had back on it.

    Word of warning to people interested in using Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve: Blackmagic's customer service is extremely poor, they harass you for personal information, and their product (in my experience) has issues with Windows 10. I tried their product on my older Windows Vista, for kicks, and had no issue like I did when using it on Win10. Stay away from this product if you know what's good for you.
    Okay, glad you got it sorted. Please go ahead and mark the thread solved. Cheers!
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    13 Jun 2016 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    NW Florida
    Posts : 9,690
    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Pro Insider

    Thread marked Solved.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  6.    18 May 2017 #6
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Earth
    Posts : 215
    Windows 10 pro on both

    Well old post put same problem, i was sorting photos using i think Zoner well it FUBAR and left these empty folders
    "E:\Temp\1\Image size_ 4.29 MB "
    "E:\Temp\1\Image size_ 5.88 MB "
    "E:\Temp\1\Image size_ 5.93 MB "
    I can rename to my hearts desire, i can move, the TOP folder everywhere on the same HD, but trying to rmdir /q /s Image size_ 4.29 MB
    (I opened a cmd in the bad folder perhaps i should try using full path, seems the only thing i have not tried, i hate when this happens,
    The system cannot find the file specified.
    The system cannot find the file specified.
    The system cannot find the file specified.
    The system cannot find the file specified.
    i can also see in the cmd that the files names are in fact " Image size_ 4.29 MB " the citations marks are used for ref to show that there are 5 spaces before filename and 1 after, but nothing works, i had this problem with Windows 7 and found an easy solution, then but ill be darn if i can remember it, and it was easy
    btw i have full permission and tried to take ownership but alas

    darn my spaces to illustrate file name got rem well as i said 5 spaces before 1 after_ and then 1 space after filename ends,
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
How to accelerate deleting of files / folder?
Removing files / folder from an external drive, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0, and internal drive (to the recycle bin and permanently) lasts extremely long. About 1 million files take about 20, 30 hours or longer using USB 3.0, removing them from an external...
General Support
Deleting a folder on the system drive
Hi, A file named customrefresh.wim remains on my C: drive. 9 Gb big. I believe it is a leftover from windows 8.1. I suspect the folder was created by windows 8.1 in connection with creating a USB recovery drive for the 8.1 system. I should have...
General Support
File Explorer open containing folder not highlighting selected item
In older versions of windows When i did a search and right click on a item and select open containing folder it used go straight to that item. But with windows it justs open the folder then you have to again for the same file. Is there any way...
General Support
$Windows.~WS folder deleting
hello I tried to download win10 twice with media tool but it reached ~75% and then its just gone without any error ... however this is not the problem I think the downloaded 75% are still stored on my C drive because i have a folder called...
Installation and Upgrade
Solved Deleting Recovery Image folder
Hi, I was searching my drive to clear space. I came accross the Recovery Image folder, and I wanted to clear it, but wasn't sure if it was safe to do so. I'm not too bothered if I don't have an image to fall back to. It's just that I'm on a 250GB...
General Support
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:20.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums