Can't delete a Favorites shortcut.

By thewolfe
Feb 20, 2004
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  1. Can't delete a Favorites shortcut.

    I have some files I want to delete. One in particular is a Favorites shortcut explorer file that was backed up onto this computer from another one one my local network.

    No I want to clean things up but I can't delete the file. It says that Windows can't find the file and that it may already been moved or deleted.

    How can I delete it?
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff Newcomer, in training Posts: 8,165

    In Explorer, go to c:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Favorites
    There (or in a Favorites subdirectory) you will find the culprit.
    Press F5 while in Explorer to refresh your screen.
  3. thewolfe

    thewolfe Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 287

    Here's my problem. I have two computers backed up to each other.

    I backed up computer 2 to computer 1. Then I backed up computer 1 to computer 2.

    At that point I have the Favorites from computer 2 backed up to computer 1 and then when I backed up to computer 2 I backed up the "backed up" files.

    And it says it can't find it and I can't rename or delete it.

    I even tried to "Shred" the recycle bin with no success.
  4. thewolfe

    thewolfe Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 287

    I thought of something and tried it and it worked.

    I used "deltree" in DOS.

    Thanks for the posts.
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