This question looks like a duplicate, but the answers don't work for me: When I try to delete file in my PC it gives the error "Item not found"
I'm running Windows 10 Pro 64-bit with the Anniversary Update.
I do some video production and in my working directory, I've ended up with a strange huge file that's around 10 Gb.
I thought it was a temp file, but I can't delete it. I receive the message "Could not find this item."
Even on an Administrative Command Prompt, I get, "Could Not Find." If I delete using wildcards,
del s5sc*.* I get
The system cannot find the file specified.
I tried to "move" the file, but that didn't work.
Looking at the properties of the file, I get conflicting information.
I can't make any changes to the properties, security, attributes without seeing:
In addition to Windows showing that disk space being used, I scanned the directory with WinDirStat and it shows that disk space being used.
Running chkdsk shows no issues.
While learning why this is happening might be interesting, I'm more interested in recovering 10 Gb of disk space.
- I've tried using the free open source "Eraser" to delete it, but when I try to open the file in Eraser, nothing happens.
- I thought that maybe the file was "locked" so I tried to use IOBit's Unlocker. That had no effect on the file.
- I've tried all of these steps in Safe Mode.
What do I need to do to get rid of this file?