Deleted folders keeps reappearing on Windows 10 desktop

Several Windows users reported the issue with deleted folders keeps reappearing on Windows 10 desktop. When you delete a file on your desktop, after few minutes, it will reappear again. We observed that, once you delete it for the second time, it would not appear again.

Few users observed this issue on Windows 7 as well as on Windows 8 /8.1 computers. Moreover, it is observed on Windows 10 computers.

Not only the folders, we found the same issue with some files like word documents, excel files, pictures etc. if you are facing the issue with deleted folders keeps reappearing on Windows 10 desktop, you can follow the below resolution steps and fix the issue.

How to fix deleted folders keeps reappearing on Windows 10 desktop?

Before proceeding with the resolution steps to fix this deleted files issue, learn few things.

How to delete files on Windows 10 permanently?

Normally, to delete the file, just you will select the file and click on DEL key. Alternatively, you will right click on the file and select Delete option. This will just take the file to Recycle Bin. Of course, with this option, you have a choice to restore the file from the Recycle Bin.

If you are sure that you no longer need any file further, make sure to delete it by pressing and holding the SHIFT key.

Therefore, SHIFT+ DEL helps you to delete the file permanently from your computer.

If you still face the issue with deleted folders keeps reappearing on Windows 10 desktop, you can refer the below resolution steps and fix it.

Check the permissions:

If you are facing the issue with a particular file or a folder that you have transferred from any other different computer or a Flash Drive, you can try giving the full permission to the folder and check if that helps. To give the full permission, follow the below steps.

  1. Right click on the folder or the file that you wish to delete and select the option Properties.

2. Go to Security tab and click on Advanced button.

3. Now, click on the option Change next to the owner section. Set the Owner to Everyone.

4. Check mark the option Replace owner on subcontainers and objects. Click on Apply and then OK.

5. Now, go to Security tab, click on Edit and check mark the option Full Control under Permissions for Everyone section. Click on Apply and then OK.

Try to delete the files now. I hope that the files will be deleted the issue with deleted folders keeps reappearing on Windows computers gets fix. If the issue remains, you can proceed with the further steps.

Use Microsoft Safety Scanner:

If your computer is infected with the virus and Trojans, you will face the issue with deleted folders keeps reappearing on Windows 10 desktop. So, if you have purchased any Anti-Virus program and installed on your computer, try performing the full system scan and remove the infections from the computer.

If there is no Anti-Virus installed in your computer, you can use Microsoft Safety Scanner to remove all the malware and Trojans from the computer.

You can download Microsoft Safety Scanner from the below link and run the scan on your computer.

Download Microsoft Safety Scanner

Double click on the downloaded file, follow on-screen instructions and install it. You will get the screen to select the scan type. Select Full scan and proceed further.

This scanning process will take some long time to complete. Be patience and let the scan process to complete.

Note: If the scanning process detects any Trojans in the files or if the files are corrupted, these can be fix only by deleting those files. It means there is a potential for the data loss.

Files or folders reappearing in Recycle Bin after emptied:

This is the case, where some users reported. Users says, even after emptying the Recycle Bin, again the files will reappear on the Recycle Bin. It seems that the Recycle Bin application is corrupt. There is something went wrong with it.

Follow the below resolution steps to repair Recycle Bin using command prompt.

  1. Type CMD in the search box, right click on Command Prompt and select the option Run as Administrator.
  2. In the elevated Command Prompt, type the below command and hit enter.

rd /s /q C:\$Recycle.bin

3. Once the command is executed, close the Command Prompt.

Files deleted from the Recycle Bin will not appear again.

I hope that the above resolution steps helps you to fix the issue with deleted folders keeps reappearing on Windows 10 desktop. It also helps you to fix the corrupted Recycle Bin app. If you need any further assistance, do comments below. We are happy to assist you.

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