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22-May-2012, 10:03 PM #1
Cannot delete an empty desktop folder
I am using Windows 7 and I cannot delete an empty folder on my desktop.
I get the message: Could not find this item This is no longer in C:\Users\Kim\Desktop. Verify the item's location and try again.
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22-May-2012, 10:54 PM #2
Where did it come from? What was in it? Does it have an unusual name?
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23-May-2012, 12:44 AM #3
How this fault pops up, I have no idea, but I suspect it is through one or other of the "cleaners" available. Run this fix and I think you will find the registry is repaired.

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24-May-2012, 06:19 PM #4
Well now I have two I can't delete...sigh. They were folders that contained e-faxes of mine, one each. The first one I was able to delete the fax and ended up with an empty folder but still couldn't delete the folder. The second I didn't delete the fax so that folder still contains one but I didn't see the need to delete the fax since it didin't seem to make a difference on the first one.
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24-May-2012, 06:55 PM #5
Do you see the folders in C:\Users\<your account>\Desktop? If so try to delete them from there. If (when) that doesn't work try dragging them to the Recycle Bin. If (when) that doesn't work Restart the system. Are they still there?
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24-May-2012, 10:05 PM #6
What are the exact names of the folder(s)?

Do you get a context menu when right-clicking them? Does it have the same entries as other folders?
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25-May-2012, 01:34 AM #7
Tried both and didn't work. They're still there....sigh.
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25-May-2012, 01:39 AM #8
The names of the two folders are as follows:

Chris Sup. Certification and Sup. Cert. Chris
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25-May-2012, 03:07 AM #9
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Do you get a context menu when right-clicking them? Does it have the same entries as other folders?
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You could rebuild your indexes: Start --> Search --> Indexing Options --> Advanced --> Rebuild......

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