Can't delete file

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  1. dyrelogan

    dyrelogan Senior Member

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    I recently came across something that I have never seen before and have never even heard of and it is really bothering me. I have a file on my desktop that I cannot delete, rename, or open. It is simply a "File" and yet when I try to delete it I get this message: "Could not find this item. This is no longer located in C:\Users\"My Drive"\Desktop. Verify the item's location and try again. Please, if anyone knows how to delete this from my desktop, I would be most grateful. I have tried a system restore, tried to find it in the registry, and even performed a chkdsk but to no avail. I am at a loss here. Thanks to anyone who can help me.
     
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    re: cant delete

    have you'd tried other programs such as eraser or unlocker.
     
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    I tried MalwareBytes' feature, I forget what the feature is because restoring my computer to a previous day erased the program. But I will try that and get back to you.
     
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    Ok, Eraser doesn't work either. I tried to add the file and it gives me that same message about File Not Found. Check the name and try again.
     
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    HECK YEAH! Used Unlocker and it said it couldn't fine the file, so I chose the option to Delete and it deleted! YES! THANK YOU! :):):):)
     
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    re: cant delete

    :) nice to hear that you finally manage to erase the file.. :)
     

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