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I have two blank files on my desktop. I can't rename them, and I can't delete them either! When I try and drag it over to the Recycle Bin, nothing happens. When I try and delete one of them, I get the message "Could not find this item".

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What are the file name's, extentions need more info. Is show system files on or off we need more details –  ben950 Feb 28 '13 at 16:27
    
Have you tried opening a command prompt, going to the desktop folder, and deleting it using the erase command? –  snowdude Feb 28 '13 at 16:29
    
Have you tried booting into safe mode and attempt to delete from there? –  techturtle Feb 28 '13 at 17:04
    
Do you know whether the files are on your desktop or the common public desktop? Right-click, Properties, go to the General tab, and look at Location. –  Scott Feb 28 '13 at 17:22
    
Have you pressed F5 to refresh the desktop to see if they are truly still there? Does the problem persists after a reboot? –  CharlieRB Feb 28 '13 at 18:01

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