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[Fixed] “Could Not Find This Item – This is no longer located in – Delete A File That Cannot Be Found – Windows

Method 1 – Delete files after archiving

1. Right click on the folder.
2. Select “Add to archive” option (Make sure that you have WinRAR installed on your machine).
3. Tick ‘Delete files after archiving’ check box displayed under ‘Archiving options’ section.
4. Leave all other settings as they are and click ‘OK’ button.
5. .rar will be created on your machine, and your painful folder will be deleted automatically.
6. Now you may delete this *.rar file whenever needed.
7. That’s all

Method 2 – Using simple commands

1. Open Command Prompt with Administrative privileges.
2. Enter below command (Note that the folder is situated at E:\Documents)
rd /s “\\?\(path of the folder)”
example: rd /s “\\?\E:\Documents\folder name”
3. It will prompt as “Are you sure (Y/N)?”
4. Enter ‘Y’ and hit enter.
5. That’s all

Method 3 – Advanced commands

1. Open Command Prompt with Administrative privileges.
2. Navigate to the parent folder
e.g. E:\Document\(To be Delete folder)
3. Enter ‘dir /x’ command and hit enter.
4. Please note the letters mentioned to the left side of (To be Delete folder).
You will see some string like this >> TOBEDE~1
5. Now type below command and hit enter.
ren TOBEDE~1 YourNewName
6. Now type below command and hit enter.
del YourNewName
7. That’s all

 

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