I was cleaning up my hard drive recently, and I encountered several archive files that I could find when using search in file explorer, but not normally. When I checked the files properties, all have a file size of 0 bytes. Is there any way to remove these files?
I am assuming even after you deleted the files, windows still maintains a cache of them, hence shown in the search results as most files are indexed by windows.
What you can do here is try clearing the cache:
Here is how you do it:
right click on the hard-drive -> properties -> Disk Cleanup -> check recycle bin, temporary files and thumbnails and click on ok.
I believe this will solve your problem.
Hope it helped. :)