At times you may find that you are just unable to delete a folder on your Windows computer. When you go to delete such undeletable folders you may get an Error message: Could not find this item.
Alternatively you may also get the following messages:
- Cannot delete file: Access is denied
- There has been a sharing violation.
- The source or destination file may be in use.
- The file is in use by another program or user.
- Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use.
Delete undeletable files & folders
First reboot and see if you can delete it. Else try in safe Mode.
If both these fail, I suggest you download and try Unlocker.
Unlocker unlocks the file or folder if it is being used by any other program and allows you to delete it. Its explorer integration is a big help, as all you have to do is right on the undeletable folder or file and click on Unlocker.
If no locking handle is found, it will still delete the folder.
Unlocker is definitely a handy tool to have around in such circumstances.
While installing it, it comes with a pre-checked option of installing a QuickStores toolbar for eBay, Amazon & Shopping.com. It also places two eBay internet shortcuts on your desktop. You may want to un-check these options!
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