When I try to delete file in my PC it gives the error

Could not find this item This is no longer located in C:\Users\1600\Downloads. Verify the item's located and try again

File shows 0KB size.

  • Have you tried running chkdsk in case of any problems? – DMA57361 Aug 20 '10 at 18:03
  • You could try deleting via cmd if that makes a difference too. – Vervious Aug 20 '10 at 18:07
  • Try this software if you are on a PC: gibinsoft.net/gipoutils/fileutil – danixd Aug 20 '10 at 18:09

Try to delete it in Safe Mode. To get there, press F8 after the BIOS screen has passed.

Try KillBox.

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  • does not work .... same error shows on Safe mode :( – Azhar Aug 27 '10 at 16:19
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    @Azhar If this didn't work, why did you accept this answer? -1. – Dmitry Grigoryev Jun 15 '17 at 11:58
  • This is not the answer for OP or for me. The link provided in this answer is dead. If there is a problem with the path or filename then safe mode won't help you. – HackSlash Jun 19 '17 at 18:19

This is not answered. Ironically, it is answered in the following thread which is marked as a duplicate of this question:

Cannot delete a file: System cannot find the file specified

I had this problem because I had generated folder names with a trailing space character, which Windows 7 does not handle gracefully. After trying all sorts of command line wizardry and obscure workarounds the thing that allowed me to delete the folder with trailing space was 7-zip, of all things. I clicked "Delete files after compression" and 7-zip was able to delete a folder that neither explorer.exe nor cmd.exe could.

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Perhaps it has a control char or other invisible character embedded in the name. Try going to a command prompt and do a dir of the filename. If it says it could not find it, use wildcards e.g. foo around part of the filename until it shows a directory listing for the one file. Then use the same wildcards in the del command.

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