Cannot Delete File because Could not find this item
I could not delete a file on Windows since the explorer could not find this item although it is visible on desktop and listed in folder view.
When I try to delete, deletion failed with reporting error "Could not find this item. This is no longer located in" target folder.
For a long time, perhaps since from times that I first installed Windows 8.1 on my PC I had to use my desktop computer with a file which I cannot delete.
Now I upgrade my Windows 8.1 PC to Windows 10. On the other hand, the file which I can not delete stays the same.
Neither I can move it to an other folder nor I can delete or rename the file.
Although the file is visible on my desktop, whenever I select the file and try to delete it, I got following error message:
Item Not Found
Could not find this item
This is no longer located in C:\Users\Vader\Desktop. Verify the item's location and try again.
It is interesting that the file size is 0 bytes and its type is file. So the extension is missing.
By the way, right now I realized that since the end of 2014 the file cannot be deleted by me with useless many tries of file deletion.
Because I do not like to use third party tools immediately, I searched the web and forums for a solution.
I tried a few methods which was mentioned on forums to be successful in some cases.
But I was not one of those lucky people.
At the end, I download free trial Delete Invalid File tool DelinvFile
By using this utility for deleting invalid files and folders, I could successfully delete and remove the problematic file easily.