September 17, 2004
Cannot Delete Any Files in Windows
This article was previously published under Q246726
SYMPTOMSWhen you try to delete a file in Windows, you may receive the following error message:
Cannot delete "filename", cannot find the specified path.When this behavior occurs, you can still delete files in MS-DOS mode.
Make sure you typed the right path.
CAUSEThis behavior can occur if the Recycle Bin has become corrupted, or if you have installed and then uninstalled Fix-It Utilities by Mijenix Corporation, causing the Recycle Bin to become corrupted.
RESOLUTIONTo resolve this issue, follow these steps:
MORE INFORMATIONFor additional information about the Recycle Bin, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
136517 How the Recycle Bin Stores FilesThe third-party products that are discussed in this article are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.
If you have any questions or problems, please feel free to contact me by Email or by phone.
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