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Folder Icon on desktop with no name and can't delete

  1. #1


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8

    Folder Icon on desktop with no name and can't delete


    Hello,

    Hello All,
    I am currently using windows 8.1..
    I saw a folder icon with no name on desktop..
    I want to delete it, by right click on that icon , I saw options:
    -Open
    -Pin to start
    -Create short cut
    and even if i choose "Open" it nothing..
    How can i wipe this out from my desktop?
    Thanks

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  2. #2


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Try:
    1. Open Admin command prompt: Win+X->Command Prompt (Admin)
    2. Type cd desktop and press Enter.
    3. for /d %d in (*) do rmdir /s "%d"
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  3. #3


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8


    Followed but the message said:
    rmdir was unexpected at this time
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  4. #4


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8.1 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Try:
    1. Open Admin command prompt: Win+X->Command Prompt (Admin)
    2. Type cd desktop and press Enter.
    3. for /d %d in (*) do rmdir /s "%d"
    hi topgundcp, could you maybe explain the code? I do have a similar problem as veasnagmail but I am hesitant to use this code that I do not understand. My folder is called 'db.db'. Kind regards, Siso
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  5. #5


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Maybe stupid question but here goes anyway. Click on desktop, hit F5 (refresh) and it's still there?
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  6. #6


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8.1 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Maybe stupid question but here goes anyway. Click on desktop, hit F5 (refresh) and it's still there?
    in case you are reacting to me: not a stupid question, but yes, still there...
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  7. #7


    If you can highlight the folder, can you just press the delete key on the keyboard? If that doesn't work, then you will have to do it a different way. For example, boot into safe mode and the delete the folder. Hope this helps.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8


    Hi Play2mefish!
    I can highlight on that icon and can drag it anywhere on desktop..
    Highlight on that icon and press "Delete key" , do nothing..
    Boot to safe-mode the same thing as normal mode..
    Don't want to make system restore!
    Thanks
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  9. #9


    You can always boot the computer with a Windows PE USB stick and then delete it that way. You could also use a Linux USB stick to do the same thing. I carry one with me at all times just for issues like these. I use a Windows PE USB flash drive. I had to create the one I used. I know for a fact you can download a ready made Linux iso file and then burn to a usb flash drive and you'll be good to go. Hope this helps.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8


    This is what i did too.
    I use Urain boot.. and i went to desktop, i didn't see that folder..
    More thing,this folder effect to all users account desktop on that windows 8.1..
    I will try to follow you more..
    Thanks
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