desk top folder unable to find path windows98

October 16, 2010 at 14:47:36
Specs: Windows98
trying to delete a folder off desk top, says ubable to find path recycle bin is empty

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October 16, 2010 at 15:49:17
Try holding shift when you press delete to bypass the recycle bin.

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October 16, 2010 at 21:56:58
So you right click on the folder and choose 'delete' and you're getting "unable to find path" and you're also telling us your recycle bin is empty? Or is that part of the message too? And I guess you can't drag it to the recycle bin?

Well anyway, try running scandisk. It may find a problem.

Sometimes to delete stubborn files or folders you can boot to command prompt via F8. At the dos prompt type CD WINDOWS\DESKTOP and enter. Then DIR/P to find the folder name--it may be shortened to 8.3 format as that is all dos can handle. When you find it you can type DELTREE folder name and enter. The folder will be deleted and not moved to the recycle bin so make sure that's what you want. Also, be careful with the deltree command as you don't want to accidently remove something you want to keep.

Real men don't use AntiVirus; they just reformat

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