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#1 +LimeMaster

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 13:57

Does anyone get this? When you create or modify a folder it comes up with the message "Could not find item this item" then when you click Try Again it works like it should :s It only seems to do this on the desktop

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#2 ZakO

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 14:01

Never happened to me, what are your exact steps to reproduce the issue?

#3 zhangm

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 14:04

Haven't seen it before. What are the permissions of the Desktop folder?

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 14:05

Had this is Windows 7 occasionally, can't remember what the solution was. Could possibly be your hard drive failing or bad sectors? Or perhaps your disk is getting full? Do you have full rights?

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 14:07

Creating a folder on the desktop brings up this error every time It also does it if you rename an existing folder on the desktop

#6 Jose_49

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 14:08

Does anyone get this? When you create or modify a folder it comes up with the message "Could not find item this item" then when you click Try Again it works like it should :s It only seems to do this on the desktop

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I have a similar problem with a folder I created not so long ago, but not on the desktop, but on an external Drive. I tried deleting the folder, but it won't go away. Even though the folder is blank (NO HIDDEN CONTENT), it won't be deleted. I even try taking ownership to no avail.

I think the fastest way to solve this is either booting to linux (which I'm very lazy to try this out) and deleting the folder from there, or formatting the drive.

#7 68k

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 14:09

I am puzzled at if this is a "genuine" Windows warning message.

"Could not find this item (no full stop)" and "THIS is no longer located" - how can that get past Microsoft's quality checks?

#8 Jose_49

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 14:10

BTW, I think you need to refresh the desktop. Press F5. This usually happens when the OS does not auto-refresh itself.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 14:17

BTW, I think you need to refresh the desktop. Press F5. This usually happens when the OS does not auto-refresh itself.


Didn't seem to affect it

I am puzzled at if this is a "genuine" Windows warning message.

"Could not find this item (no full stop)" and "THIS is no longer located" - how can that get past Microsoft's quality checks?


I don't know but it worked fine on Windows 7 so I think they messed up somewhere whislt removing stuff

Haven't seen it before. What are the permissions of the Desktop folder?

It has full access

#10 DKAngel

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 14:32

was this an upgrade? to windows 8 from 7 or clean install
i can create rename delte folders perfectly fine on my desktop definatly sure drive isnt failing? chkdsk?

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 14:41

was this an upgrade? to windows 8 from 7 or clean install
i can create rename delte folders perfectly fine on my desktop definatly sure drive isnt failing? chkdsk?

Upgrade
Windows claims the drive is alright

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 14:50

Not sure if it's related but sometimes finished downloads in Firefox fail to write the file to the Desktop in Windows 7, something about not having permission to write or similar. Second attempt it works fine.

#13 badb0y

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 14:53

use RD /S in cmd by running it as admin. I had the same problem and this fixed.

here's in detail:

1. Open command prompt (CMD) as admin. (Run it as admin)
2. Go to the Dir where that folder is located which you wanna delete. ( I hope ya all know how to do this... [cd c:] [cd users] [cd user name] [cd desktop] etc. )
3. Once you are in that dir, which contains that folder. Type :

RD /S Folder Name
and upon confirmation, press Y and press enter

that's it

#14 bigmehdi

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 15:06

I hope ya all know how to do this... [cd c:] [cd users] [cd user name] [cd desktop] etc.

Just create a batch file (.bat) , with cmd command, it goes directly to the folder where you put the batch file.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 17:19

was this an upgrade? to windows 8 from 7 or clean install
i can create rename delte folders perfectly fine on my desktop definatly sure drive isnt failing? chkdsk?

OK so it seems after performing a chkdsk and a restart it seems to have sorted it :)