View Full Version : Can't delete a Favorites shortcut.

02-20-2004, 08:29 PM
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?

02-20-2004, 10:37 PM
If you "left" click on it windows will begin a search and ask if you want to search yourself (or something like that).
If you allow Windows to continue searching it sometimes says "*.exe not found, do you want to delete this shortcut"
Click OK.

Worth a try!!????

02-21-2004, 03:03 PM
Unfortunately, the Favorites shortcut is not in the "Favorites" folder any more.

Here's my problem if you can follow it. 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.


I'd like to try DOS but need a little help.
Here's the file path.
C:\BU_Win2K_stuff\Documents and Settings\Wolfe\Favorites\Religion\Miscellaneous\St Odilia Church\HISTORY John LeFlore, St Brigid Church, Los Angeles, Catholic African Americans California, Josephites

How do I get to that file?

I can get to C:\BU_Win2K_stuff but can't get "Documents and Settings" and so on.....

02-21-2004, 03:21 PM
I thought of something and tried it and it worked.

I used "deltree" in DOS.

Thanks for the posts.