1.    17 Dec 2016 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 67
    Win 10

    Cannot Delete Folder - "Item Not Found"


    This has got to be the most frustrating issue I've ever encountered. Second time in the last month.

    I'm trying to delete a folder on my F:\ drive.

    It has a long name: "Palomino Blackwing Leather Pencil Roll"

    It's now empty. I want to remove it from my hard drive.

    I get this error message:

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    "Item Not Found".

    Cannot rename it. Cannot move it. Created another folder with exact same name in exact same location and tried to delete. Only the new one deleted.

    How do I remove this? Why is this happening (and so often now)?

    TIA
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  2.    17 Dec 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,133
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Hi, have you tried any of these methods?
    Fix "Could Not Find This Item" When Deleting in Windows 7
    - adapt as necessary to bring up to date e.g. use Fileassassin instead of Delinvfile

    Folder Delete Error No longer located in - Microsoft Community

    (Refs to command prompt actions are likely to be identical although these are old posts)

    I'm afraid I've no idea why... one of the posts referred to nothing amiss found using chkdsk.
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  3.    17 Dec 2016 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Washington, DC
    Posts : 11
    Windows 10

    I have had this happen and found that after a reboot the folder is gone.

    Don't ask me why it sometimes still appears as if it's still there.
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  4.    17 Dec 2016 #4
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 67
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    Hi, have you tried any of these methods?
    Fix "Could Not Find This Item" When Deleting in Windows 7
    - adapt as necessary to bring up to date e.g. use Fileassassin instead of Delinvfile

    Folder Delete Error No longer located in - Microsoft Community

    (Refs to command prompt actions are likely to be identical although these are old posts)

    I'm afraid I've no idea why... one of the posts referred to nothing amiss found using chkdsk.
    Thanks, but still unable to remove directory. Fileassassin, btw, didn't offer me an option to delete the folder, only files.

    Could not delete it in Safemode either.

    Thanks.
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  5.    17 Dec 2016 #5
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 67
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    Quote Originally Posted by redwdc View Post
    I have had this happen and found that after a reboot the folder is gone.

    Don't ask me why it sometimes still appears as if it's still there.
    I've rebooted several times to no avail. Thanks.
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  6.    17 Dec 2016 #6
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Washington, DC
    Posts : 11
    Windows 10

    Try booting from a CD or USB device.
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  7.    17 Dec 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by redwdc View Post
    Try booting from a CD or USB device.
    I tried using my Recovery disk and going into Command mode.

    Still see it but cannot remove it.
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  8.    17 Dec 2016 #8
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 67
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    Thread Starter

    Downloaded and installed Unlocker.

    It worked!
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