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can't delete file from desk top,the icon stays

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#1 donatello


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Posted 02 June 2012 - 08:40 PM

Dell Studio XPS 8100 i5 64-bit Windows 7
Yes I'm logged in as administrator.First problem: When I tried to delete a file, the icon stays where it was. When I try for the second time to delete same file, I get "This is no longer located in C:\users\john\desktop. Verify the items location and try again." Second problem: When I make a new folder on my desktop, name it and push enter,the name reverts to "new folder".

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 08:48 PM

Try creating a new account, and see if the issue presents itself with the new account.

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 10:01 PM

If there's anything in the desktop folder, you'll have to delete or un-install contents first by right clicking and open as Administrator. Delete the contents, then the folder. Sometimes "safe mode" will work when other modes don't.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 07:33 AM

I've never had any issues creating new folders/files or deleting them on my desk top... I'll try a new account first

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