Did you bump into lớn a “could not find this item” error when deleting files, folders, or icons in Windows 10? The full message reads: “could not find this item: this /*file*/ is no longer located in /*Folder Name*/. Verify the item’s location & try again.”

It is certainly annoying because you know the file is not being used by another program. The problem object just won’t move to lớn Recycle Bin no matter how many times you hit the Delete key. The most comtháng reasons for this error are that the files were corrupted, had been using an invalid name, or could not be successfully unlocked after closing down.

Follow this simple guide to lớn easily delete the undeletable files when you encounter this error.


First Things First

Before moving to the actual solution in this guide, you should first try some easy fixes. Quite commonly, the undeletable files issues can be repaired on the next restart or update. Go lớn “Cheông chồng for updates” in system settings và a gentle reboot will fix any outstanding issues.

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Sometimes the problem is due lớn the Windows Explorer which is a master application that accesses all your file systems. Enter Ctrl + Alt + Del to lớn navigate khổng lồ the Windows Explorer process & kết thúc the task. Restart once again to lớn see if the problem continues.


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Sayak Boral

Sayak Boral is a giải pháp công nghệ writer with over eleven years of experience working in different industries including semiconductors, IoT, enterprise IT, telecommunications OSS/BSS, & network security. He has been writing for vanthe.vn on a wide range of technical topics including Windows, Android, Internet, Hardware Guides, Browsers, Software Tools, và Product Reviews.

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